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Re: Pull off AIGLX repoistory?



Chris Chabot wrote:
On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Rahul wrote:
The only way to reduce any breakages such as this is not release major updates at all.

Isn't that what 'releases' are for, major updates & upgrades?

To a extend, yes but its not all black and white. Anyone using Fedora would be aware of that already.

It will be
kind of hard for anyone making software to say "Works well on fedora core 5,
if you exclude these packages, or haven't/have updated before/after
xx-xx-xxxx"

To me a 'supported' (bad word to use I know :-)) release would mean that its
API/ABI stable, but security fixes are made available, and if something
works with 'FC-5', then it should work with FC-5 :-)

ABI/API stability is only possible by backporting fixes and that requires more work than possible in Fedora. Which community distribution guarantees ABI stability?


To me, as a user it would be a frustrating experience to suddenly find that
after an 'update' suddenly things don't work as expected anymore .. Even
though some people might have something of an resentment against binary
applications or drivers, I don't see why we have to be 'against' them either
and go out of our way to break them 'because we can', fedora is a platform
for many things..

That implies that Kernel or Xorg developers are deliberately changing things to break binary drivers which is a unproven accusation.

Rahul


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