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Re: some closure on the xorg updates issue



Old Red Hat Linux had the habit of not breaking binary compatibility between
minor releases, only between major ones. I think this was a reasonable
approach and thus, it's perfectly intelligible not to break this
compatibility at the mere update level for an official release. Look at
other distros like "Ubuntu". They would not even upgrade their kernel from
2.6.x to 2.6.x+1 for their current release. "Fedora Core" has proven to be
much more "dynamical" in this respect.
If you really, really want the bleeding edge, then it's often possible to
install the "rawhide" packages on the latest stable release or to rebuild
the desired packages on your system. Finally you can still upgrade to the
development tree or wait a couple of months for the next release. So, there
are many options ahead ...

>
>> In short, it's a major change with only modest benefit, and a better
>> solution is coming soon.
>
> And what IS that "better solution"?
>
>> Therefore, holding off on a non-security update in order to not break
>> users' systems, to me, is a reasonable decision to make in this
>> situation,  especially when we are focusing our efforts entirely on
>> Fedora Core 6 at  this point, which will include the most up to date
>> Xorg software anyway.
>
> :-(
>



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