The updates firehose

Till Maas opensource at
Sun Jun 10 17:10:20 UTC 2007

On So Juni 10 2007, Christopher Aillon wrote:

> But there are always bugs.  Are we going to fix every one?  We need to
> fix the important ones.  I don't think that pulling in every latest
> version is important enough against a release.

When an update that fixes an not very important bug causes a lot of work, e.g. 
a new python version, than imho it is worth waiting till the next release. 
Also, when there are no bug reports from Fedora users, than imho it is also 
ok to delay an update. What does a maintainer gain when he maintains an old 
version of a package in one release and a newer one in another instead of 
maintaining the same new version in both releases? Also there are cases, when 
a user cannot easiely upgrade to a new release, e.g. all zope users cannot 
use Fedora 7 afaik, because there is no Zope in Fedora 7 anymore. And last 
but not least it is also depressing to fill bug reports, when they are 


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