Fallback mode further hosed?

Jason D. Clinton me at jasonclinton.com
Fri Apr 22 18:05:31 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 12:52, Jonathan Corbet <corbet-ft at lwn.net> wrote:

> One wonders...what is rawhide for if we're not supposed to run it?

I'm not a Fedora packager but I do read these mailing lists consistently and
it's pretty clear from discussion in the past few weeks that the situation
is--essentially--the following:

In an ideal world, rawhide would be updated at the same time that F15 is.
However, because some packagers and, indeed, entire teams are focused
exclusively on the F15 branch, large sections of rawhide are months behind
the packaged versions in F15 branch.

For GNOME, that effectively means that you're running some mixture of
alpha-level, beta-level, and final-level code none of which is getting any
testing in the mixed state that you're running it in. That's a recipe for
the kind of pain that you're experiencing.
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