[CentOS-devel] moving the CR repo into mainstream release

Wed Nov 2 15:38:05 UTC 2011
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Tuesday, November 01, 2011 12:19:31 PM Les Mikesell wrote:
> What stability problems would you expect from updates beyond a point
> release?  The whole point of an 'enterprise' distribution is the
> effort they make to not break api's across a whole major-rev's life.
> Would an upstream system break if you selectively update packages
> beyond a point release without doing a full update?

If the absolute ABI didn't occasionally break from upstream, Scientific Linux would likely not do point releases the way that they do them.