What has happened to desktop icons in rawhide? {Updates Policy}

Samuel Greenfeld greenfeld at laptop.org
Tue Jan 25 13:19:40 UTC 2011

On 01/25/11 06:59, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 01/25/2011 05:04 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> The number of updates in a stable release has been discussed, at
>> length. There was even discussion of implementing a policy for it but
>> it clearly was never done
> A policy does exist but says nothing about bundling bug fixes
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy
> Rahul

Two related policies are kind-of/sort-of there.  The document does state
that "Package maintainers MUST: {...} Avoid updates that are trivial or
don't affect any Fedora users."   The tough question is to define
"trivial", and perhaps there may need to be some threshold of expected
affected users before a patch is rolled out to everyone.

There also is the philosophy for stable releases that "The update rate
for any given release should drop off over time," which presumes that as
bugfixes are added less future ones should be needed.  (Not that
everyone is working on the next release, which probably is also true.)

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