Update ImageMagick in Fedora 16

Pete Walter walter.pete at ymail.com
Mon Jun 4 17:11:55 UTC 2012

Pavel Alexeev <forum <at> hubbitus.com.ru> writes:
> May be in next time? What disadvantages you are seen proceed with that 
> update? Do you try test it?

No, I did not test this. And here's a few reasons why I think this 
shouldn't be pushed:

 - You are forcing others to do work they otherwise wouldn't need to 
   do.  Why do you want me to test ImageMagick functionality in 57
   dependant packages?  Fix your security bugs and leave other 
   packages alone.  F16 is supposed to be stable.

 - A major ImageMagick update that introduces new features and new code 
   invalidates the QA that has gone into the packages that use 

 - Needless update churn.  We have the Stable Updates Policy for a 
   reason.  Do you development on rawhide and let stable Fedora 
   release be stable.

 - The soname bump breaks third party packages that use ImageMagick 
   libraries.  An example is 'transcode' from rpmfusion.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy explicitly says that such
ABI bumps are left to the discretion of FESCO and the packager.  Have 
you already asked FESCO for their blessing?

"Note that you should open this dialog _BEFORE_ you build or push updates."


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