Beta packages within stable releases

Bill Nottingham notting at
Tue Oct 13 16:22:41 UTC 2009

John Poelstra (poelstra at said: 
> I completely agree with you and think this issue should be
> addressed.  I had a similar experience when a new MediaWiki update
> was added to Fedora 10 which required going to the command line,
> copying some files around and then running a script to update the
> database schema.  This did not meet my expectations of an update to
> a stable release either.
> As much as I would like the board to address this issue I want to be
> careful that this is an issue that the board should be deciding.  In
> the past we have tried to be careful about not taking on issues that
> are FESCo's responsibility.  Since this has to do specifically with
> packaging issues and how/when/where those packages are released this
> issue might actually belong to FESCo.
> What are the views of other members of FESCo or the board?

I suspect it's the purview of the board to set goals such that FESCo
can make policies that implement these goals.


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