Rawhide boot problems

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon Sep 10 18:09:33 UTC 2012


Matthias Clasen (mclasen at redhat.com) said: 
> On Fri, 2012-09-07 at 11:54 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> 
> > Fedora 18 is basically closed for new feature work, and instead the 
> > focus needs to be on integration of the existing feature set and 
> > bugfixes.  But as you state there is a large amount of time before F18 
> > releases, which means new feature work would have to stall out for 
> > months.  Instead, new feature work can begin for F19 and get ahead of 
> > the game.  That's why F18 and F19 are divergent.  That's why we went 
> > from a single line of development to two.
> 
> But we are not doing two lines of development in systemd or GNOME or
> other upstream projects. So, why again should we build the same stuff
> twice ? I personally just don't have the time.

Honestly, the problem here doesn't really come from a model of building
for both, or only building for branched, as both are valid strategies
for a maintainer to take.

The problem came from a well-intentioned packager who happened to
choose one strategy when applying a fix, when the maintainers prefer the
other. I'm not sure how to avoid this other than having each package
speficy which it prefers (kind of messy) vs. mandating a particular style.

Bill


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