EPEL Guidelines

Brad Bell bradbell at seanet.com
Sun Apr 6 18:10:15 UTC 2008

I am a Fedora package maintainer and am considering creating an EPEL branch.

In the guidelines on
under the heading
    Some examples of what package updates are fine or not
it appears that package updates should:
    1. be backward compatible
    2. fix a serious bug

It seems that, once a package is released in EL-n, new features are not 
a reason to create a new release of the package in EL-n. An update with 
the purpose of adding new features should wait for EL-(n+1) ?

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