not able to install FR 3.0.16+git in (pure) Debian 9
pauly at hrz.uni-marburg.de
Fri Sep 8 17:24:43 CEST 2017
> And missing lots of other fixes, documentation updates, etc.
IMO, there one good idea in the Debian approach:
Treat security fixes sperately from any functional changes.
No matter what improvements a new version brings, you almost
always want to have a stable, secure environment you can build
your next enhancement on. E.g. Debian packaging was broken at least
twice in the FR 3.0.x series. I don't complain about that at all,
but having an intermediate, (security-)bugfix-only release would
give all the production sites out there a very clear and simple
path to *quickly* cope with security issues.
Just a suggestion, though, and surely not a new idea.
Dr. Martin Pauly Phone: +49-6421-28-23527
HRZ Univ. Marburg Fax: +49-6421-28-26994
Hans-Meerwein-Str. E-Mail: pauly at HRZ.Uni-Marburg.DE
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