The updates firehose

Bojan Smojver bojan at
Sun Jun 10 03:49:53 UTC 2007

Jesse Keating <jkeating <at>> writes:

> Anybody else think we're issuing entirely /way/ too many updates?  We've had 
> 138 "stable" updates, and 177 current "testing" updates.  If all those were 
> to go stable, we're talking over 300 updates, in just over a week.

Maybe some of those updates aren't really updates, but packages that didn't make
it into F7 final because there was no way to label them as such by maintainers?
I have one such package in updates-testing right now.

> Seriously.  We're drowning our users in updates.  Are all of them really 
> necessary?  I feel like we've got this culture of update whatever/whenever 
> coming from Extras where it was just fire and forget.  While that might be 
> fun for the maintainer, is it fun for the user?

Personally, I'm a new software junkie, so I don't mind at all as a user.

> Is it fun for the user with 
> a slow connection?

That may be a real problem. Not sure how many people fall in that category
though. Maybe smolt could also have the "available bandwidth" statistics...


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