Sorry. That was perhaps rather strongly worded. I was not suggesting
going against policies if they are mandated. My complaint about sheep
was towards the option of defering. Not the act of following what is
mandated if such policies are passed. Until such stuff is mandated
(hopefully never) everything should be done the right way. Not what
fesco currently seems to be considering.
Deferring means continuing with our current policy (always push minor
feature releases, just leave disruptive major releases like KDE 4 (or KDE 4
ports of applications with significant rewriting and some feature
regressions) to new releases, like we did for KDE in Fedora 8 vs. 9, and for
applications as well, except in cases like Konversation where the KDE 4 port
came with no feature regressions and no significant UI changes) unless/until
FESCo mandates anything else. That's quite the opposite of sheepishly
following suggested conservative policies.