Managing the GNOME updates in Fedora

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Mon Mar 26 23:31:47 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-03-26 at 11:52 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> At the moment the GNOME updates in Fedora are a bit of chaotic affair.
> They mostly work, but only because of people like mclasen who spend
> hours and hours building packages and putting everything together
> manually. For 3.3.92 I experimented doing a mega-update and trying to
> get all the 3.3.92 builds in one place, and working with kalev on a
> google spreadsheet to make sure everything was built in good time, and
> nothing was left behind.
> For the GNOME 3.4.0 release, I'm asking people to copy this pattern,
> and try to get all the builds into *one* update rather than 90% of the
> builds in one mega-update and then 10% in random updates that other
> people have filed. If this works, I'm intending to do the 3.4.1 update
> as one update as well.
> So, TLDR. If you're packaging a GNOME package that's just had a 3.3.92
> upstream release and is about to have a 3.4.0 release, please build
> the package like normal, but don't file an update. Instead add the
> build ID to
> and then I'll pick up the build for the mega update.
> Hopefully this makes the updates system easier to QA, as GNOME is more
> and more interconnected, and it' just not possible to QA updates when
> you have a 3.3.91 version of gnome-settings-daemon and 3.4.1 version
> of gnome-screenshot.

Thanks a lot for this, Richard. It'll make QAing the updates much more
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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