2010/3/5 Adam Williamson <awilliam(a)redhat.com>:
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'.
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
Although when it was approved by fesco, it was discussed under the
term "Update description guidelines", and from the short discussion
archived on http://bpepple.fedorapeople.org/fesco/FESCo-2009-02-05.html
it is not at all clear that the main intention was to discourage
updates to stable releases. Instead the main focus was on the update