Stability v. security fixes
Posted May 10, 2007 14:50 UTC (Thu) by uravanbob
In reply to: Stability v. security fixes
Parent article: Stability v. security fixes
Actually, my industrial customers see ANY change as a requirement to recertify the software - this is of course very expensive. It is not always a completely rational view, but then it is their systems that they are making the decisions for. In this case we are talking about security fixes for problems that rate very low on the risk scale - security is very much a risk management game, so as long as RH makes these fixes available to those who feel they need it, I see no cause for complaints other than that RH is penalized in the counting game.
As a developer, it is very frustrating when a user wont apply a patch, however it is even more annoying when a 'minor - should not affect anything' change has major consequences because well, we're human and screwed up somewhere.
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