January 29, 2008
Sebastien, I see no problem if distributions don’t update stable releases that fast : let them do what they want.
I see issues when they point bug-buddy or any type of automatic bug reporter directly to upstream bugzilla, then decide not to upgrade. Because that means even if upstream fixes things, they can still get a huge number of bug reports because of that choice they didn’t make.
A prime example of that is bug #359655, for which we got duplicates by the hundreds. We had a hard time fixing it, but even when it was, we still were drowned by the bug reports afterwards because ubuntu didn’t deem wise to upload the fix.
Let distributions both make decisions and assume them!