Posted Mar 11, 2010 8:39 UTC (Thu) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
Parent article: Who is Fedora for?
Why force people to upgrade to new major releases of packages? Why not just make the new
release available as a seperately selectable package, possibly one which forces
deinstallation of the old one *if you choose to install it*. Yes, it increases the maintenance
burden, but that should be the choice that you make when pushing a new package.
Actually that would fit in well with the "rolling update" model - you upgrade when you are
ready, and maintainers focus on the different available branches of their package instead of
the different currently supported releases.