Package update guidelines

Mark McLoughlin markmc at
Fri Feb 6 12:38:31 UTC 2009


FESCo have approved a set of maintainers guidelines for package updates
on release branches:

  Many Fedora users update automatically, so it is most important that 
  an update doesn't cause a users' applications or system to stop
  working suddenly.
  Fedora users who do not update automatically may review the
  descriptions attached to updates before choosing whether they should
  apply them.
  Package maintainers should bear in mind that not all Fedora users have
  good Internet bandwidth available.

As the page says, these are not intended to be prescriptive rules.
Package maintainers are expected to to exercise their own common sense
and good judgement.


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