On 07/23/2010 02:16 AM, Greg Freemyer wrote:
My impression was that packages in contrib could be upgraded to newer
versions with relative ease if the package maintainer wanted to do
s/if the package maintainer wanted to do that/if there is a valid reason
In fact, I thought that was one of the major
factory/distro and contrib.
No, the major difference is that we don't guarantee the package in
Contrib will receive fixes for the lifetime of the distro. We would love
to acheive that, but it is not always possible (if maintainer drops
out). This is unthinkable for Factory package.
Reading the contrib page, I see nothing that tries to
answer that question.
You are right, we need to document it better. We are also reworking on
Maintainance documentation - http://wiki.opensuse.org/Portal:Maintenance
- and these two topics are connected ...
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