On 12.06.2008 16:53, Michael Stahnke wrote:
> As RHEL/CentOS users are used to the RHEL update style I'd
say updating EPEL
> packages in RHEL style is the safest bet.
What is the RHEL style now? They have 5.1.x and 5.2. 5.2 has new
features, 5.1.x keeps the same ABI.
If RH can't decide, we're going to have difficulties also.
The z-Streams (x.y.z) are nothing new, they existed for a longer time
already and EPEL afaics ignores them (at least right now).
New "features" like major new Firefox/OpenOffice Versions iirc happened
in the past already now and then. But that were just a few hand-selected
desktop-packages. The only thing that afaics really is new in 5.2: a
gtkhtml update broke the ABI. Okay, that changes things a bit, but it's
just one out of thousand packages and likely a special exception (and
such exceptions are allowed in EPEL as well).
So IMHO not much changed. And the major differences between Fedora- and
RHEL-style are still very much obvious IMHO if one leaves those few
special cases aside.