On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 9:19 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Fri, 2010-03-05 at 11:15 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > We have a written down policy that specifically recommends that our
> > maintainers consider the issue of regressions seriously and not push
> > every upstream release into the updates repository
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Package_update_guidelines
> 1. That policy is not mandatory, just indicative:
> "These are not intended to be prescriptive rules. Package maintainers are
> expected to to exercise their own common sense and good judgement."
> 2. That policy doesn't say that no new versions or even no feature upates
> should be pushed. Quite the opposite
> So I don't see that policy as backing your claims at all.
That's because you're misreading Rahul's claims. Rahul was replying to a
post which claimed Fedora has a 'policy' of being 'bleeding edge'.
Uh, oh - it wasn't a *claim*. Its just the popular saying, urban
myth, a general feeling - you name it. It wasn't literal, just
figurative, I hope you understand the essence.
Rahul's point is that we don't, and the only policy we do
have - even
though, as he specifically notes, it's a weak one (he says 'specifically
recommends', not 'requires') - is rather the opposite. If you'd left in
the context from the post Rahul was replying to, this would have been
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