[Mageia-dev] Backports Summary

Johnny A. Solbu cooker at solbu.net
Thu Jun 28 04:00:33 CEST 2012

On Wednesday 27 June 2012 20:05, andre999 wrote:
> However talking about _backport repos_, exactly how we tag them is arbitrary.

The fact that this stirs a huge conversation surely serves to show that it is Not arbitrarely how we tag them.

> Although obviously backports are updates relative to the initial release 
> in question, so it is not unreasonable to tag the backport repos as updates.

No, it is Not obvious.
It is called Backports for a reason. It is software that is not part of the release, and is to be treated as experimental/beta software, as it could wery well break your system if you don't know what you are doing.

Johnny A. Solbu
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