Ray Van Dolson wrote:
I'm somewhat torn though. It's one thing to not update
provides an API to other programs, but maybe less of an issue to update
a client only program -- something like freehoo (CLI Yahoo messenger
client) which is something I would hate to see stuck at a really old
version just because it's against policy to update it.
I think there's a good case for a distinction between "top-level"
packages (like freehoo) and those that other packages depend on as you
say. And there's precedent for that in RHEL too, given that RHEL 5.2 has
a firefox 3 beta for instance.