[Mageia-dev] Release Notes - reminder

Anne nicolas ennael at mageia.org
Thu May 26 14:42:56 CEST 2011

2011/5/26 Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com>:
> 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.

hi wobo

Discussion was started some weeks ago IIRC

> --
> wobo


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