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Re: recruiting

On 25.11.2007 19:24, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 07:14:04PM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> audacious
> I contacted the fedora packager (who is not very interested in EPEL),
> because I think it would be nice to have audacious in EPEL. Problem 
> with audacious is that the associated libs are binary incompatible with 
> each releases and upstream is not willing to help with old releases.
> I am personally not ready to do the backporting work, but somebody else
> could be interested.

Well, the world is not perfect and we have to deal with it somehow
without reinventing the weel.

IOW: For exactly this kind of software EPEL allows updates to the latest
upstream version in case of major bug fixes or fixes for security
related problems. Even updates to newer upstream version to improve the
user experience or to make new stuff possible are IMHO acceptable now
and then if they are carefully done.

We just don't want to have a Fedora-like "update like cracy" repo --
that is good for Fedora ans its users afaics, but not ideal for a
distribution were people pay lot of money for the stable approach.


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