On Fri, Mar 05, 2010 at 05:10:41PM +0000, Andrew Haley wrote:
On 03/05/2010 03:25 PM, Thomas Janssen wrote:
> Well, no. It wouldn't be a very hot leading distro. It would be
> nothing more than any other distro with the same release-cycle.
Assuming that other distros were packaging all of the exact same
releases on the exact same release cycle, yes, obviously. However, I
don't believe that a distro which always immediately pushed every new
upstream release of everything would be very useful: it'd basically be
like trying to use rawhide all the time.
Agreed, current rawhide is not consumable or very appealing as a platform to
I suspect that the Fedora policy, as stated, makes the most sense
most people who use Fedora. There is no rule against pushing new
package releases to updates, but they're not pushed unless there's a
Agreed here as well. Proper emphasis on "reason" -- there should be
a reason other than upstream has a new release but there's a lot of leeway
for the maintainer to decide if the reason::risk ratio is okay.
Fedora is a really good full-featured Linux distro with
an agrressive release cycle, even without a continuous
drinking-from-a-firehose updates policy.
This is where I'm a bit confused.... AFAICS, no one has pushed for
a drink-from-the-firehose policy. The fact that rawhide is basically
drinking from the firehose is why people care about there being a policy for
F-current that is not overly restrictive... (ie, they want something
between, only security and critical bugfixes, no enhancements and rawhide)
> So i (and others who think like me), have no reason to use
> over one of the other mainstream Distros if Fedora is the same. And
h > we will not get users like me if we dont offer that. Sure, there
> might be people who dont give a darn about people like me.
Well, that's a rather specialized taste.
And since I was lost at the previous step, I wonder here what you think
Thomas wants that's rather specialized. If you think it's "drink from the
firehose" and that == rawhide, I agree that that's specialized. If it's
semi-rolling updates, then I think that's not so specialized at all.