[Mageia-dev] unity on mageia

Olav Vitters olav at vitters.nl
Fri Sep 14 19:09:57 CEST 2012

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 02:03:46PM +0200, Damian Ivanov wrote:
> It's just people "upstream" even denying things that are optional.

Just because a patch exists doesn't mean it is always ok to apply it

>From what I understood most of these patches are optional anyway.
Further, I don't see the relation between some power option settings has
a relation to for Unity. That's just adding personal preferences.

If e.g. upstream and some contributor disagree on something (power
settings or anything), that doesn't make upstream unwilling. That means
upstreams opinion is different, nothing more.

Note that if something is really needed, and some long term commitment
is made, then maybe something can be done. At Mageia people are expected
to take up responsibility. Meaning: become a maintainer for a package,
look after the bugs, etc. That takes up a lot of time. If you differ
from upstream then IMO you are responsible for those differences (pretty
much same if upstream takes a patch).

At most if these patches aren't applied some stuff won't work as nicely.


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