On 11/23/2010 05:51 AM, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
Mike Fedyk píše v Po 22. 11. 2010 v 18:03 -0800:
> Also security updates should not have any other changes mixed in.
In the early days of Fedora, it was explicitly decided that (contra
Debian) maintainers are not required to backport patches and that
rebases (fixing a bug by updating to a new upstream release) are the
most expected kind of update.
It seems the consensus on this decision is not as strong as it used to
be, nevertheless - with the number of package maintainers that admit
they can't fix bugs in their packages on their own, is overturning this
policy even possible?
I am not sure if I understand you correctly.
IMO, the real problem is not "backports" vs. "upgrading" to "fix
it's bugs not getting fixed in Fedora, for a variety of reasons.
Therefore, I consider trying to apply any such simple "policy" to be
impossible and naive.