Fedora Updates System

Stewart Adam s.adam at diffingo.com
Sat Mar 22 00:17:18 UTC 2008

Did you know you can help packagers test updates, give them feedback and
even prevent a faulty package from being pushed into the repositories?
The new Fedora Updates System[1] (bodhi) integrates with the Fedora
Build System (koji) and lets any user give feedback on a specific
update, be it in updates-testing or in the stable repository.

If you've had good experiences with a testing update, give that it +1
karma by selecting the "Works for me" button and have it released
faster. If a package didn't work on your system, give it -1 karma by
selecting "Does not work". If an update's karma in testing reaches a
certain threshold (currently -3), the package will not be pushed into
the stable repository.

Package maintainers are notified of each comment, so chances are the
problems you mentioned when giving feedback will be fixed sooner. If
you'd like to get started, try it out or just look around, visit the
updates system[1] and select the update category (Pending, Testing,
Stable, Security). Next, choose the update and submit your feedback.
Alternatively, you can use the search bar in the upper right corner of
the page to skip to the exact package you're looking for.

[1]: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates

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