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Re: [Fedora Update] [stable] rcsslogplayer-13.1.0-1.fc8



On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 11:32:56AM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>
> Jesse, I appreciate your efforts. But OTOH I wonder: Is it time for a  
> "Best practices for package updates" document in the wiki? It for  
> example could have a sections like "Please only update packages in  
> releases that are EOL soon if there is a good reason to", "when filing  
> update requests in bodhi please state some good reasons why you are  
> shipping the new version as regular update" and similar hints.
>
> I guess above could even be done without FESCo involvement. Or is there  
> such a document already somewhere and I just missed it?

I think that all that could fit on 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/MaintainerResponsibility

The "Please only update packages in releases that are EOL soon if there 
is a good reason to" can go in 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/MaintainerResponsibility#Maintain_stability_for_users
it could just be another point in the list.

The following could be an additional point in the same section:
"when filing  
update requests in bodhi please state some good reasons why you are  
shipping the new version as regular update"

> Further: Maybe some real guidelines for package updating are needed.  
> Right now some maintainers take care of their packages in a debian-like  
> way, while others seems to do the follow the "always latest and greatest  
> everywhere" concept. From a uses standpoint that just confusing imho. A  
> "this is how it normally should be done" could help.

Isn't 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/MaintainerResponsibility#Maintain_stability_for_users
enough?

--
Pat


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