dgboles at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 18:56:46 UTC 2007
on 10/28/2007 12:44 PM, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> David Boles wrote:
>> Joe Package-builder builds a newer version of something with
>> improvements or bug fixes. Then tests it on his machine and then
>> puts it in Updates-testing. Which few, if any, use. So it does not
>> get tested very well.
> I don't think you give the updates-testing repo the credit it
> deserves. More than a few people use it. And it does catch real
> problems before they hit the stable updates repo.
>> Question? Why is that the exclusive fault of the person who supplied
>> the package?
>> Why did you not get involved before now? Or is it just easier to
>> complain after the fact?
> You should check your facts before you imply this. Michael does a lot
> of work to keep the repositories and updates sane, looking out for
> broken upgrade paths and other important details that other packagers
> often overlook.
As for the Updates-Testing. I know nothing of it really other than many
messages complaining *after* something is released and the package
maintainers, many of them, asking 'why did you not try it?' or something
to that effect. What I meant, and said incorrectly evidently, was that not
enough people have the interest in doing the testing but then blindly
download/install packages that 'break' their machine. A little research
and a little knowledge goes a long way towards avoiding this situations.
But perhaps you are correct here. I am not at all familiar with whatever
the current release of Fedora is or how it works. My main machine runs
Rawhide current as of today. Updated daily. And has since the Rawhide
development cycle that became Fedora Core 3.
I do not use any third party packages of any kind. Video. Audio. Nothing.
Straight whatever Fedora (Rawhide) provides. The last time my system
'broke' was during the development of what is now Fedora Core 6. And that
was *my* fault because I did not read the daily report. What caused my
problem was in the report. If I had read it and waited a day it would not
have happened at all.
So? One last point. The name "Michael" is not familiar to me because of
what I wrote above this. If he is an asset to the community I tip my hat.
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