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Re: [opensuse] bug fix support by community
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 09:34:42 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060420073442.GA4897@xxxxxxx>
On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 09:26:56AM +0200, Christoph Thiel wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Apr 2006, jdd wrote:
>
> > > The YaST Online Update has been used only for security and critical
> > > updates in the past -- but there is no technical reason not to use it
> > > for other/minor stuff, but we have choosen not to do this in the past.
> > > This has been discussed many times on this list, so please let's try
> > > not to get into this again now.
> >
> > I quoted on an other mail (sorry, I have not it at hand) that anybody
> > can see in YOU three levels of colors, with "optional" patches.
> >
> > right now I see "SuSE Kde extensions" (SuSE written that way
> > :-) "This update fixes problems with buttons being swapped
> > in QMessageBoxes when the Qt/KDE integration is enabled."
> >
> > this don't seems security related
> >
> > but this is minor; it's easy to find solutions
>
> Ok, I should have phrased it like this: "... we have choosen to release
> other/optional/minor updates as an exception only." However, with the
> power of the openSUSE build service, we as a community might come to the
> conclusion that it actually makes sense to create a repository with fixed
> packages that covers all those littel bugs and glitches that you find
> while using the distribution. But it should be obvious, that something
> like this needs quite an effort by the community.

With 10.1 and on anyone can just provide an external update
repository, which can be linked in. (I think.)

Ciao, Marcus

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