The updates firehose

Quentin Spencer qspencer at
Sun Jun 10 00:28:58 UTC 2007

Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 6/9/07, Christopher Blizzard <blizzard at> wrote:
>> We're not RHEL.  If an update is a good one I would rather have it go
>> out than not.
> As a maintainer, I'd appreciate some reasonable best practices to
> consider when pushing an update however. Guidance easily found to read
> over when interacting with bodhi.  If I've got a bug report for a
> missing dep at the packaging level for example, is it worth pushing?
> Are all patchable non-crasher non-security application bugs worth
> pushing as individual updates or is it better to sit on some of them,
> do a build in koji and let the original reporter eat the koji package
> if possible?

I agree with this. I also think the packager should take into account 
the size of the package. It doesn't bother me too much if some 100K 
package is updated every week, but it seemed to me like 
was updated 5-10 times during FC-6. I've got a high bandwidth 
connection, and it was still annoying enough to make me start looking at 
changelogs before I updated.


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