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Old 06-20-2008, 10:31 AM
Kai Schaetzl
Default {Phishing} {Disarmed} What will the upgrade to 5.2 be like?

Rob Townley wrote on Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:57:05 -0500:

> Why do distributions put in very old versions of Firefox - 1.5 when 2.0
> has been out for a year or more and 3.0 was just released.

Because at *that time* when the distribution was finalized it seemed to be
the best decision and a newer *stable* version was not available or seemed
to have other drawbacks. 5.2 is *not* a new distribution. 5.0 is/was the
new distribution and all upgrades on it are meant to fix security and other
bugs, not to ship new versions of software. Upgrades of RHEL are not there
to please people and add new features each time. That's what Fedora is for.
And remember that each new distribution also goes thru a testing phase, so
the decision which software version to include has to happen even earlier.
That decision will only be scrapped if there are really good reasons and
there's still enough time to do some testing.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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