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Re: alpha/beta software in Fedora 8?



On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:12:37 +0100, Christopher Aillon scripst:
> Call it guidelines, suggestions, hints, policy, whatever.  That's all
> pedantry.

Yes, it is pedantry (what did you expect from me?), but it has some real 
life consequences -- Tom's long boring paragraph which no sane maintainer 
will ever read (I am afraid) is one example of trying to be too 
legalistic IMHO.

For hints text, something like this would be enough (again IMHO, and 
IAAL):

Maintainers should strongly avoid releasing "alpha" or "beta" builds of 
packages into Fedora (both Rawhide and especially into released 
distributions). If you think you need to do so, please, test thoroughly 
and write in the changelog the reasons why you did so (if possible with 
the timeline stable release could be expected).

or something of this kind.

Matěj

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