EPEL Guidelines

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Sun Apr 6 18:15:21 UTC 2008

Brad Bell wrote:
> I am a Fedora package maintainer and am considering creating an EPEL 
> branch.
> In the guidelines on
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/GuidelinesAndPolicies
> 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) ?

The simple rule: Don't release an update unless absolutely necessary. 
This is to avoid regressions.


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