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How can I propose a new version of an existing package?

asked 2016-08-31 12:31:17 -0500

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updated 2018-10-04 18:53:12 -0500

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Hi all. I got lost in the Fedora Wiki trying to figure out what is the best way to propose the adoption of version 3.8.1 for llvm/clang, because it's a bugfix version, released at the beginning of July, but both Fedora 25 Alpha and Rawhide still ship version 3.8.0, which is basically the same already shipped with Fedora 24. Also, MyPaint is still at version 1.1, although a new stable version (1.2) with many improvements has been released upstream in January. How's that some packages don't make it to be included even when they are released much long before the Milestone freezes of Fedora? I'm not sure how to find the answers I'm looking for. I'd need to make sure that my doubts haven't already been addressed in some way by the respective maintainers, just to avoid making redundant requests. For that, I need to know where to find news about those packages and in case how to ask to update to the said versions. Thank you.

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answered 2016-08-31 13:26:34 -0500

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You can report it in Bugzilla! ; News? and (news about those packages and in case how to ask to update to the said versions)

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Great. At first I had some doubt about Bugzilla as the recommended platform for such requests, now I know what to do. Thank you very much.

GDeR gravatar imageGDeR ( 2016-08-31 14:05:21 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-31 16:38:49 -0500

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updated 2016-08-31 16:44:41 -0500

bugzilla is the right place , and we already have an bug report

I found it by search on :
and after

clicked on bug tab , and there is it , you may comment there and also you may explain why you'd like have that update, any particular reason , could help . llvm is not a leaf package so is not so simple to update it, I think.

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Thank you. It's good to see that the availability of a new version was already signaled in July. There are actually multiple ways to get information about packages, which is good, at the same time it's probably what drove me to ask for the right place to submit any such request. However, bugzilla seems to be the lowest common denominator and the most proper way in the end. I'm new to Fedora and happy so far. Very professional environment.

GDeR gravatar imageGDeR ( 2016-08-31 20:51:54 -0500 )edit

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