The updates firehose

Christopher Aillon caillon at
Mon Jun 11 22:23:45 UTC 2007

Till Maas wrote:
> 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 
> ignored.

I never said ignore them.  Respond timely.  Fix with discretion.  Users 
for the most part are willing to accept that not every bug is going to 
be fixed in the current version.

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