* Bill Nottingham <notting(a)redhat.com> [2011-07-25 15:54]:
Toshio Kuratomi (a.badger(a)gmail.com) said:
> Robyn and I have talked about how the feature process could be adapted to
> allow for more late work to occur however none of that talk has turned into
> anything solid yet. One point that bears on this is that the Feature Owners
> must be willing to commit to doing all the work involved in coordination
> when they submit something late. In other words, if Java 7 update went in
> well before the feature deadline, the expectation would be that packagers
> whose packages depended on Java would need to adapt to Java 7. The
> expectation now that the Feature Freeze has passed is that the people
> pushing Java 7 into the repos would also need to seek out and fix all the
> packages that depend on them that are broken.
Would we actually be shipping only 7, or both 6 and 7?
This hasn't been debated yet, but I am very much in favour of having
only 7 in Fedora 16.
If the reason for asking was w.r.t re-builds, it is unlikely that most
applications will need a rebuild -- only those using deprecated APIs
(which would have been deprecated for years now) and private APIs would
be affected. That would likely be a small subset.
Opinions from others are welcome..