On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Kevin Kofler wrote:
current stable release nor support an official backports repo, an
one will no doubt spring up, or an existing unofficial repo will pick up
that role (for KDE, kde-redhat stable would probably be revived, currently
it's mostly empty for Fedora as the kind of stuff which would be in there is
usually just pushed as official Fedora updates).
Go ahead, make that to your kde-hardcore-followers-repo. In my
understanding, that's what it has been for past years already
I would argue having this within Fedora infrastructure would be
better as it
would prevent proliferation of third-party repos replacing Fedora packages
and the resulting compatibility issues (see e.g. the chaos we're having for
RHEL with third-party repositories replacing official packages with newer
versions and the resulting dependency hell) and as it would also provide a
place for new versions of less commonly-used applications.
So the thing is that KDE SIG wants to prevent any other activity and
keep the strings in own hands. That's why nobody can't enjoy the
upstream's intended stability in bugfix releases and plan major
If someone wants to fork, whatever, let them do it. That's why
Fedora moves to the git, to make it easier.
That said, IMHO the best solution is still to have this stuff in the
official updates. But it's true that the kind of issues some users are
having with KDE 4.4 are unfortunate. This particular Akonadi issue hasn't
shown up during testing or it would have been considered a blocker.
What you've just proved could have been enough for some companies
trying to run Fedora on their employees desktops and they probably
think that they've seen enough. TCO is rising too high when you
cannot do sane stable release updates.
In other words, SIG's current policy is doing more harm than good
But I think having yet another thread about update policies will be
upon by the moderators. Instead, let's please think about repairing this
breakage now that it happened, i.e. get bug reports filed etc.
Yes, let's fix the bug instead the policy that caused it in the
first place, sigh.
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