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Re: Proposed and major updates policy

Lamont R. Peterson wrote:
On Saturday 04 February 2006 09:27am, Gilboa Davara wrote:

On Sat, 2006-02-04 at 19:01 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:



I second that.
The lack of FC package update policy is a real pain in the back side.
The KDE 3.5.x release backlash was just an example of why such a policy
must be set.

Might I further suggest that a message will be sent to
fedora-testing/fedora-users once a package enters update-testing?
At least in my case, when I see such a message in fedora-testers
(usually kernel/udev/openoffice) I do my best to test it and report
back. I assume that posting this info in fedora-users will encourage
others to do the same.


Also, I would suggest a new mailing list, fedora-testing-announce, be created. Some of us do not follow Fedora Testing or Fedora Users lists because there's just too much traffic. I have a hard enough time keeping up with the Fedora Developer list in addition to the other lists. Having such testing package availability announcements would make it much easier for me to pick up testing packages and try them out.

Thanks to all package maintainers for all the hard work on updating packages.

IMHO, testing announce messages should just go directly to
fedora-test-list.  That way it is guaranteed all "testers"
get the email.  My definition of a tester being someone who
is subscribed to the fedora-test-list of course. ;)

I don't have the stats, but I would guess that if they were
separate lists, less people would be on the announce list than
on the test list, and there's already a deficit of people using
updates-testing.  To increase that, announcements should hit
as many people as possible.  Perhaps posting them to redhat-list,
and fedora-list too. ;)   Ok, maybe that's too much..  :)

Mike A. Harris  *  Open Source Advocate  *  http://mharris.ca
                      Proud Canadian.

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