On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 04:33:07PM +0100, Vít Ondruch wrote:
The EPEL number you are presenting are bit unrelated number. You
compare how many "enhancement" and "bugfix" updates were submitted
EPEL versus Fedora (and actually you can't evaluate Fedora correctly
since there are no updates in Rawhide). In my domain (Ruby packages),
there are plenty of changes in packages in Fedora, mainly in Rawhide,
less in stable releases. In EPEL, there typically happens just one
single import and then the package stays in that state forever.
How so? I'm not counting updates — these connection counts show
repodata queries, so they happen even if there are no updates. My point
here wasn't amount of change, but number of users.
That said, I think EPEL _and_ Fedora OS users would benefit from being
able to choose between having frequently updated Ruby packages _or_ the
"single import, stays in that state barring a serious security issue"
without having that choice be dependent on the base operating system.
Fedora Project Leader