"What is the Fedora Project?"

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 15:53:21 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 08:19:18AM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
>On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 10:40 -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
>> And this is the crux of our problem:
>> fedora is for latest leading-edge pkgs. It's not easy or reasonable to 
>> have the latest of things AND have a stable interface for them.
>> So if latest software is fedora's raison d'etre then it sure seems like 
>> fedora is just not for you.
>> how else do we set reasonable expectations? 
>I think more to the crux, we're leading-edge in rawhide, but then that
>leading-edge flows right into our "stable" releases, as in the stable
>releases continue to be 'leading-edge' and change things on users.
>If we adopted more of a stance of leading edge on rawhide, stability in
>our releases, I think we'd have less grumpy users.

I tend to agree, but I very much doubt this would be doable without
some form of enforcement and policy around updates.  We could start
by focusing on critpath, but that would not catch the Thunderbird
issue (for example).


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