About Feature enhancement Updates Policy

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Oct 7 04:20:27 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-10-07 at 05:37 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Just to make sure something in Kevin's mail is sufficiently emphasized:
> > the thing that's bad in the Abiword example is not the 'feature
> > enhancement' part, it's the 'user experience change' part. The WordStar
> > 4.0 compatibility is fine, it's the pie menus that are a problem. An
> > update which enhances features without changing the normal user
> > experience is not against the policy.
> But how is hiding "http://" by default (with the preference to unbreak this 
> tucked away under "about:config") in a Firefox "security" update not against 
> the policy?

Firefox is a special case because it's pretty impossible to backport
fixes to an old Firefox branch. The policy does allow for flexibility in
the case of recalcitrant upstreams. You already know this, as it's
already been explained when you've complained about Firefox in the past.
Continuing to raise it as if an explanation hadn't been provided is
Adam Williamson
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