On Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:10:24 -0600
Chris Adams <cmadams(a)hiwaay.net> wrote:
How about a suggestion/recommendation (but _not_ requirement) that
maintainers try to time incompatible upgrades approximately with RHEL
point releases? So if you are going to update mediawiki (without a
version in the package name) to a new version for EPEL 6, you try to
do it about the same time that Red Hat releases the next 6.x version.
Red Hat releases public betas, so we generally know an update is
coming (although not the exact timing); that would be the signal to
"get your incompat upgrades into epel-testing".
For older releases (RHEL 5.x at this point for example), Red Hat slows
down point releases, so waiting may not always be feasible for those.
I don't know about other admins, but I tend to pay more attention to
release notes and such around that time (I know I should pay more
attention all the time, but time is limited).
Sure, sounds reasonable...