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Re: some closure on the xorg updates issue



On Fri, 2006-08-11 at 12:04 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> :-(
> 
> IMHO, this sets a really bad precedent. Do we really want Fedora to become the 
> next Debian Stable? Many users on the list have indicated they are running 
> Fedora precisely because they want current software, not obsolete crap which 
> happens to cooperate well with proprietary software, which as you say is not 
> even supported. I must say I'm one of these people. For those who don't want 
> version upgrades, there are plenty of other distros available (e.g. that U word 
> everyone gets spammed with these days ;-) but there are others too).

I disagree.  Fedora isn't becoming the next Debian stable by any means.
It's back to a 6 month release cycle, which at the moment is well along
for FC6.  If users _really_ want the latest and greatest software, they
can install FC6t2.  For a released distribution such as FC5, there will
always be some trade-offs between stability and feature additions.

josh


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