[Mageia-dev] RFC: Opening Backports (once again...)

AL13N alien at rmail.be
Tue Jan 3 12:18:23 CET 2012

> At some stage we also need to look at providing vulnerability data in a
> suitable format that supports automated validation (e.g. OVAL?), and a
> site
> able to browse advisories.

If this means less work, and is relatively easy to do by package
maintainers, then, this looks like quite a good idea.

>> Just some random crazy idea ...
>> IMHO we should focus on security and bugfixes for the stable release,
>> and there are currently too many security bugs open, some for a
>> really long time, where nothing is happening for months, yet we still
>> talk and concern about opening backports.
> FYI: the reason I have been slow on updates for Mageia is that I still
> have
> systems running Mandriva, precisely because the bacports situation has not
> been finalised, and I don't want to submit all missing packages in Mageia
> 1 to
> updates. Once backports is open, I can drop some Mandriva packages, and
> spend
> more time contributing to Mageia.
> So, you can't necessarily say that backports steals time from updates ...

interesting point of view...

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