[MythDora] MythDora Update Idea
gchris at bellsouth.net
Fri Jul 4 03:05:07 CEST 2008
I recently had occasion to build a new Fedora 8 system and noted that
the huge pile of Fedora updates (324) cured many of the non-MythDora
bugs found in the MD5 beta test, and which still trip up an occasional
new MythDora user.
I completely agree with Dennis' practice of discouraging users from
randomly applying updates to his distro and the shear volume of Fedora
updates shows the wisdom of that approach. Nonetheless, there are known
bugs that have Fedora fixes and there is an eager posse of beta-testers
just waiting to sink their teeth into the next release.
My thought was that it might be worthwhile to identify a top 5 or top 10
list of non-MythDora bugs and encourage beta testers to watch for and
test Fedora updates related to those bugs. When a particular bug is
verified fixed without negative effects by two or more beta testers,
that fix gets designated as a MythDora Approved fix and the first or
first and second reporters get credited on the MythDora website for
finding that solution. Tracking of the attempts and successes or
failures might be handled by Jarod's bug tracking facility.
The goal would be to promote manageable, disciplined improvements of
each MythDora release from womb to tomb without the potential
destabilization of wholesale upgrades.
Thoughts? Concerns? Opinions?
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