Rex Dieter wrote:
One more call for discussion around another proposal that came out
Toronto. Short version of this is that we'd consider slowing down updates
a step, esp for the second half of a fedora release's lifetime, and to
limit kde 4.x-type upgrades to at most 1 per release.
Considering the results of Adam Williamson's poll of Fedora users and
considering how I still don't see a reason why we'd treat the previous
stable release any differently than the current stable (there is no such
policy anywhere in Fedora, it's just pointless second-class treatment), I'm
still very much against this proposal.
If the update is good enough to be stable for F12, why is it not good enough
for F11 as well? As for workload, the things which are the most work
(bumping the specfile, removing obsolete patches, occasionally fixing file
lists, making sure it builds) have to be done anyway, building the same
stuff one more time is basically trivial anyway.
I really see no benefit whatsoever in not upgrading the previous stable
Fedora, and instead I see major drawbacks (no more bugfixes, except for
possibly select few backported ones (but there's no way we can backport all
of them!); additional workload for us because we can no longer just sync the
specfile to fix issues; etc.).