[Mageia-dev] Release Notes - reminder

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Thu May 26 13:59:18 CEST 2011

2011/5/25 Bruno Cornec <Bruno.Cornec at hp.com>:
> Thomas Backlund said on Wed, May 25, 2011 at 04:37:19PM +0300:
>> Mondo package got properly epoched ~2 weeks ago:
>> http://svnweb.mageia.org/packages/cauldron/mondo/current/SPECS/mondo.spec?r1=75254&r2=96498
> Why do we start a new distro then, if it's to reproduce the errors made
> in the previous one ?
>> 1. we promise people an upgrade path from 2010.1/2
> They still have an upgrade path, and that wasn't raising an error.
>> 2. rpm/urpmi/rpmdrake does not read release notes
>>    (same goes for many endusers)
> I disagree. THat's one of the most important reading when I go from RHEL
> 5.x to 5.x+1, between Mandriva, Mageia or whatever distro I'm using.
> It's much more easy to point people to a link and tell them to read, to
> solve their issue/question.
>> 3. we dont do exceptions for package(r)s
> Life is plenty of exceptions. And there are times when there are good
> reasons to do them. Creating a new distro is not a task you'll do next
> week again. Thinking to fix what was wrong in the previous one was IMO
> more important than ensuring that level of upgrade path for a couple of
> users of a package.
> I especially took time to discuss that point with Anne before taking any
> decision and documented it
> (http://brunocornec.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/considerations-on-mondorescue-packaging-for-mageia/)
> I'm a bit disappointed that no real discussion/vote/choice was made
> publicly.

This is an open system. You (as an interested person) could have
started this public discussion any time. Of course, starting it a
couple of days before release may be a bit late.


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