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This really depends on the nature of the software project. Sometimes
users really do want some new features as well for well justified
reasons. Refer to different proposals at
"They should have a 'unstable' that has no releases, but a continous
rolling upgrade for end users to partake."
That is what Rawhide is now. A permanent development branch. In case, you
didn't notice, refer to
There are no plans to move from time-based releases and Fedora does not
have the concept of ftp-masters. Every package maintainer has commit and
build access and if you are "proven packager" you get commit access to
pretty much everything.
Who is Fedora for?
Posted Mar 11, 2010 17:10 UTC (Thu) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
Posted Mar 11, 2010 17:33 UTC (Thu) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Mar 11, 2010 17:41 UTC (Thu) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
I think the backports style is insufficient, because what's largely missing is a configuration that is essentially backports from the version of fedora that hasn't been released to the current version (where rawhide fails on the fact that it's got tons of versions that wouldn't make it through QA into a release).
Posted Mar 11, 2010 18:07 UTC (Thu) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
There has been a number of ideas floating around including allowing users
to hook into updates-testing repo and provide feedback more easily. We
will see in the upcoming months some significant changes, I think.
Posted Mar 11, 2010 20:47 UTC (Thu) by rriggs (subscriber, #11598)
I have the following options:
CentOS/RHEL: long-term stable for Servers and such.
Fedora: short-term stable for development, playing with fairly new features. Some stuff is broken (e.g. ATI OpenCL support). I run this on my desktop.
Rawhide: unstable for experimenting with bleeding edge features on machines that can be partially functional most of the time and non-functional for short periods. This I usually reserve for VMs.
I use each of these options. They all have their place. It does suck to have my email to get screwed up because of an significant upgrade to Thunderbird mid-cycle.
I really don't see a need for a midpoint between Rawhide and a short-term stable Fedora. Anyone who thinks they want this is really asking for "stable bleeding edge", and that is just oxymoronic.
I need something that I am comfortable running on as a primary OS on my desktop. With that I am able to provide valuable feedback to Red Hat and the Fedora teams. If they get too wild with Fedora, I will no longer be able to use it as a primary platform. I'll play with it from time to time. But I will no longer have the incentive to provide detailed problem reports.
Posted Mar 11, 2010 21:22 UTC (Thu) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
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