"What is the Fedora Project?"

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Oct 15 15:56:42 UTC 2009

On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, Josh Boyer wrote:

> 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).

So we won't catch everything. I think it's better to catch SOMETHINGs.


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