Re: FC6t1 vs FC5
- From: Rahul Sundaram <sundaram@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 18:32:52 +0530
On Sun, 2006-06-25 at 13:38 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Here is the announcement which has the details
Here is a review
Actually, there seems very little difference to me.
For example, it mentions KDE-3.5.3 as one of the new things in FC6t1
but I seem to have that on FC5 from fedora-extras.
KDE is not in Fedora Extras and yes the first test release wouldnt be
that different from the previous release with updates. Only intrusive
changes that cannot be backported remain in the new release( and the
installer related changes )
Sorry to pursue the matter, but I am still not entirely clear
about the relation of FC6t1 to updated FC5.
I take it that FC6t1 contains all the FC5 updates (and extras?),
together with some RPMs from FC5's fedora-updates-testing
Fedora updates-testing is for testing out updates before they get pushed
into the current general releases(ie) FC4 and FC5 now. They have no
direct relationship with the development version.
Extras development branch is the equivalent of rawhide for Extras.
In other words, a judicious selection of RPMs available under FC5.
Is that a correct understanding?
No it isnt. All Fedora versions have different branches.Usually all of
the packages available in FC5+Extras have their equivalent development
versions and many of them have changes which dont reach FC5 updates at
I realize that sometimes there may be cataclysmic changes,
eg in gcc, which mean that everything has to be changed
in one fell swoop.
But that seems pretty rare to me.
Not just GCC,Glibc rebuilds. Development versions of all the major
packages like GNOME, KDE, Openoffice etc. Installer related changes, new
tools. Anything that is judged by the package maintainers and core
developers to be too intrusive to push as updates are retained in the
development branch and will only be available in next general release.
Test releases are snapshot of the development release which have a short
code stabilization period based on the release criteria (blocker and
target bugs_. After the second test release, major changes are avoided
and the third test release is usually closer to the final one.
Nb I'm not criticizing the production of test versions,
just trying to clarify the philosophy behind them.
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