[Fedora-xen] libvirt-0.4.6 for Fedora 8 ?
Daniel P. Berrange
berrange at redhat.com
Wed Oct 29 15:45:43 UTC 2008
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 04:16:35PM +0100, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 02:41:40PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:27:58AM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> > > Itamar - IspBrasil wrote:
> > > > +1 for pushing it.
> > > > +1 for a updated version of virt-manager in fc8 too.
> > > >
> > >
> > > If libvirt 0.4.6 is pushed for F8, I'll push the
> > > latest virt-manager + virtinst as well.
> > I think it is a bad idea to push major new versions of anything to a
> > distro that is about to go end of life. We've only just released these
> > new libvirt, virt-manager & virtinst packages. We *will* cause regressions
> > in functionality in F8, and with it about to go end of life, we'll be
> > unable to push further updates to fix the regressions.
> > If someone really badly wants new libvirt/virt-manager for F8, then they
> > can easily just take the new RPMs from F9/10 and do a rpmbuild --rebuild
> > on the src. This avoids causing regressions for anyone else on F8 who
> > don't care.
> The other solution is to build the package in Testing and not push it
> to Stable, like I did for libvirt, I think this minimize the risks while
> avoiding the multiple builds (and hence risk of massive divergence of
> the versions).
Leaving it in testing forever is a reasonable option, though my preference
is to not update at all. Old Fedora releases should just get bug fixes
and not major version updates - libvirt's almost OK because its ABI stable
and has no UI, but we have caused regressions due to introducing new bugs.
virt-manager has undergone major UI changes & redesign, and its really not
the kind of thing that should be pushed into stable Fedora releases.
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