[Fedora-packaging] Statistics on usage of disttags in Fedora Core and Extras

Christopher Stone chris.stone at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 17:26:02 UTC 2007

On 4/9/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Monday 09 April 2007 13:13:25 Christopher Stone wrote:
> > Checking to see if a package still builds correctly is more important
> > than a little extra processing time during upgrades. I'm pretty sure
> > people expect full upgrades to take a bit of time.
> >
> > Just my opinoin.
> What you fail to realize is that you can accomplish checking to see if things
> build correctly without making those builds go to everybody in the universe
> as an update.  These things are not tied together.
> I'm all for continuous rebuild testing, what I'm not for is continuous
> churning of packages needlessly that users have to consume.

I realize it, I just think you aren't sacrificing much to update dist
tags on a new release, so in my opinion you may as well do a rebuild
test on the branch itself as part of the release process.

The only semi-official way to upgrade is to download the dvd anyway.
And for the people who upgrade via yum, they will have to wait an
extra few minutes to download a couple megs of dist tag deltas and
headers.  Not a very big deal in my opinion.

Just an idea, nothing more.  Whether or not you choose to implement it
for F8 is ofcourse entirely up to the release team.

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