The updates firehose
bojan at rexursive.com
Sun Jun 10 03:49:53 UTC 2007
Jesse Keating <jkeating <at> redhat.com> 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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