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When does Fedora get new versions of software?

asked 2013-05-14 14:34:29 -0600

yannbane gravatar image

updated 2013-05-14 14:35:19 -0600

When developers update their software, when do these updates become available to my Fedora installation? Does it depend on the project?

I'm specifically interested in the Gnome DE and the Linux kernel - e.g. when the Gnome guys release a new version of Gnome, does it become available only in the new major version of Fedora (19, e.g.)?

Or does it become available to all versions of Fedora after a few days, and people just have to execute # yum update to install it (Debian-ish)?

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answered 2013-05-14 14:45:22 -0600

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Fedora developers follow the Fedora's update policy. Major versions of GNOME are not pushed as updates but the kernel is treated in a special way and stays quite close to the upstream versions.

Note that Debian is far more conservative than Fedora in updates and backports specific fixes instead of pushing new versions into updates and even in a brand new release tends to older software. So calling that Debian-ish is misleading.

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