[WBEL-users] Wondering about RedHat

Paul subsolar@subsolar.org
Wed, 29 Sep 2004 22:00:54 -0500

On Wed, 2004-09-29 at 18:31, Rafael Baquero S. wrote:
> I absolutelly agree with you.
> Now I have one question I?
> Should WB updates follow RHEL updates as soon as posible or should a time 
> period be allowed for RHEL updates to be tested? What would be correct amount 
> of time to wait for security updates, bug fixes, etc? Or maybe a policy of 
> double checking RHEL updates could be established?
> Maybe the time has come for a Whitebox REL (Reliable Enterprise Linux).

The issue with that is then it becomes the responsibility of somebody to
dig though bugzilla looking for problems for a "reasonable time" after a
patch is released to see if it causes issues, and that is not simple to

The other way is to do two tier update-testing with patches being
migrated to update-working after a couple weeks if no negative
feedback.  This probably would not catch that many issues because of the
number & variety of systems running the testing updates would not be
enough to find any but the most obvious bugs.

Then there is the issue with what do you do with serious security
related patches, to you put them though the same testing or do they get
fed straight through?

Paul Berger