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Re: Pull off AIGLX repoistory?



Gerald Henriksen <ghenriks gmail com> wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 16:23:04 +0200, you wrote:
> >> If X.Org 7.1 is made available as an official upgrade to Fedora 5 when
> >> the Fedora Project/Red Hat are aware that it will break systems that
> >> are in use across companies and institutions then Fedora will lose
> >> credibility and trust with the administrators of those systems, which
> >> will damage the reputation of Fedora/Red Hat, as well as convince
> >> those organizations to look into alternatives where stability within a
> >> release is valued as it used to be with Red Hat.

> >by this argument Fedora wouldn't be able to release updated kernels
> >including those with urgent security fixes.
> 
> But we are not talking about a security fix.
> 
> Obviously a security fix would take priority, and I would hope that
> both it and bug fixes could be done without breaking peoples systems.
> 
> But the discussed release of X.Org 7.1 is a feature enhancement, and
> one being considered by the maintainer with the deliberate goal of
> breaking existing systems running F5.  That is not fair to the people
> running F5.

It won't break systems running what Fedora ships. If you install
third-party software and that breaks, it isn't Fedora's fault. Sure, doing
it on purpose "just because" is not exactly nice, but that is another
discussion.
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