Responsibility for rebuilding dependent components, was: F-16 Branched report: 20110920 changes

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Sep 20 14:57:45 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 04:52:28PM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 09/20/2011 04:37 PM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> >What the maintainers could have done is not upload a package that breaks
> >binary compatibility into a distribution that's attempting to stabalise
> >for release.
> That's a way too simplistic view - It's simply that other processes
> (upstream release cycles, upstream release processes, package
> maintainer's time slots, etc.) are not in sync with Fedora's cycles
> and that Fedora's wanna-be QA's delay slots are severely adding to
> the already existing problems.

You're not obliged to upload the latest upstream. It's very practical to 
simply not do so.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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