Rawhide boot problems

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Sep 11 01:50:07 UTC 2012

On 2012-09-10 16:43, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On 10 September 2012 17:16, Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at 0pointer.de> 
> wrote:
>> On Mon, 10.09.12 15:51, Jesse Keating (jkeating at j2solutions.net) 
>> wrote:
>>> On 09/10/2012 02:27 PM, Kalev Lember wrote:
>>> >Can't we just change the branching to a later date?
>>> When we used to do that, we frequently had destabilizing changes
>>> happening late in the development process, because there was no
>>> other place to land them.
>> My suggestion of just letting everybody branch on their own, getting 
>> rid
>> of mass branching and gettind rid of the master branch would neatly
>> allow people to push their changes to any later distro they want...
> I don't see how that can scale to the number of packages in Fedora. 
> It
> is going to be a combinatorics nightmare especially when a ton of
> people don't work together and all have their own idea of the RIGHT
> way to branch, land and build their own packages. It might work for a
> scaled down OS-tree size distro.. but at 12000 packages.. and things
> like "well you pushed this into X and now A..Z packages need to be
> rebuilt against it."

It doesn't imply any change in policy, it just gives the packager the 
choice of when to branch for Branched+1. I don't think Lennart meant to 
imply that devs could choose to continue with unstable development in 
Branched - just that they could 'opt out' of having a Branched+1 branch 
until they actually needed one.
Adam Williamson
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