On 11/06/2013 03:56 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>>> +1 to fedora moves too fast, I've only had incidents with breaking
>>> desktop apps occasionally.
>> This is something I'm curious about: Is the "moves to fast"
>> widespread throughout the distribution, or specific to some parts
>> (e.g. the GUI)? Are the "core servers" (httpd, samba, NFS, cups, mail
>> infrastructure and the like) also moving to fast, for example?
> From my experience the server services generally upstream tends to be
> less cavalier in their changes to config files and from my experience
> a lot of newer releases will still work on older config files, instead
> you either don't get a feature or it operates in a default manner.
The only thing that I can remember on top of my head is apache 2.4 which did
introduce slight incompatability in configuration ( which Remi detected and
fixed I belived distro wide for it ) as well as freeradius 2.x and now bind
10 I believe.
In the case of apache that's helped, as in a lot of other daemons, by
having a conf.d style include system so the core config is often
vanilla as user/app specific bits can be added in separate files. bind
10 is a complete re-architecture as is packaged differently and
separately to the older bind so it's something you need to explicitly
move to. Not sure about freeradius.
DBs I seem to remember can have issues as well but again tend to fail
safe if there's a specific manual upgrade process needed.