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Is there a schedule for availability of software updates?

asked 2012-02-21 05:59:09 -0600

Saurav Sengupta gravatar image

updated 2012-02-21 12:53:17 -0600

Can we get any tentative date by which upstream updates are made available in Fedora's stable update repository? I am particularly looking forward to LibreOffice 3.5 in F16, without using the testing repository or installing externally from the libreoffice.org download. Is there any type of schedule regarding availability of updates in Fedora?

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answered 2012-02-21 07:02:46 -0600

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There is an updates policy for Fedora which defines what should be updated and what should be not. But otherwise there is no formal procedure for package maintainers, it depends solely on their judgement.

If you want to know when (or if) LibreOffice will be updated in F16, you need to talk to LibreOffice maintainer. If the software is already in the updates-testing section of Fedora Updates, it usually waits for enough karma (usually 3) in order to be pushed to stable updates. If you install this proposed update and it works, log in and add karma to that particular update. If you help it this way, it will land in stable updates sooner.

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answered 2012-02-21 07:45:28 -0600

Remi gravatar image

Libreoffice 3.5.0 will be in Fedora 17 (current is 3.5.0.3-5.fc17, which is RC3) and probably not in Fedora 16, according to updates policy pointed by kparal

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