{Phishing} {Disarmed} [CentOS] What will the upgrade to 5.2 be like?

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Fri Jun 20 10:31:13 UTC 2008

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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