[PlanetCCRMA] about Fedora updates

David Cornette david at davidcornette.com
Tue Mar 9 23:26:19 PST 2010

On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 11:43:57AM -0800, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 03:50 -0500, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 3:34 AM, Luis Garrido wrote:
> > >> The main reason that I am writing is to ask you about your take on our
> > >> update strategy in Fedora. Currently, there is a heated discussion in
> > >> Fedora-devel mailing list about update policies. It might happen that
> > >> our updates policy might change to a more conservative one.
> > >
> > > I thought Fedora filled RedHat's niche for "keeping up with the new
> > > features even if stability suffers a bit" distributions. What is "more
> > > conservative", exactly?
> > >
> > There are mixed opinions. Some say security and bugfixes but no
> > enhancement updates. 
> Weird (see below) 
> > Some even go up to pushing security fixes only.
> Even weirder. We could have frozen functionality for 6 months worst
> case! Maybe in mature applications like apache that is reasonable, but
> in what I consider to be the fast moving world of audio apps that would
> be too long a wait - and the wait would be for a _full_ update of the os
> just to get functionality updates for audio apps. Maybe that is part of
> the purpose of a more stable Fedora? To force users to update to the
> latest? I have to get some time to read the thread (I have not been
> following up on the Fedora list, too busy...). 

It sounds to me like the worst of both worlds.  An OS upgrade is an extremely disruptive thing.  So if this happens, we get very frequent OS upgrades, and in between that we don't get the latest versions of software.

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