On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:44:52 -0500 Steve Grubb <sgrubb redhat com> wrote: > This should not be allowed in a stable distribution for a critical > package like a working email client. I lost all email capability and > had to move to new machine and not have access to any emails I > previously sent or had stored as drafts and lost my contacts list. > This impacted my work at Red Hat. The same thing can happen with "stable" releases too. It's up to the maintainer and other folks to test updates when they're in updates-testing to catch this kind of thing, regardless if it's "alpha", "snapshot", "backport", or just "stable". Often times the scm snapshot is nothing more than the patch added, so the effect of backporting would be the same as taking a snapshot. It's not our place to bind maintainers to one method or another, they have to be allowed to make reasonable decisions. -- Jesse Keating Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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