[CentOS] Re: Want to _prevent_ upgrade to centos 5.2

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jul 2 18:50:52 UTC 2008


on 7-2-2008 10:37 AM Les Mikesell spake the following:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>
>> CentOS-5 is the real version ... 5.2 is just a point in time set of 
>> updates for CentOS-5.  Understand that if you had RHEL-5 and ran an 
>> update, it would also update you to the same packages.  What this 
>> means is that 5.2 is just an update set for CentOS-5 .. not really a 
>> new version.
> 
> I think the firefox/OOo version jumps are the surprises here.  We've 
> come to expect boring consistency with few feature changes across minor 
> updates.  I think it is a great thing for the desktop apps to change 
> faster than the base os and server apps, but it seems like an upstream 
> policy change especially for the big jump in firefox.
> 
I'm almost sure it was a logistics change and not policy. They probably hit a 
wall in backporting patches to 1.5 tree of Firefox. So if they had to jump, 
jump with both feet out!


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