[OE-core] About upgrade a package to a Release Candidate version (RCX)

Robert Yang liezhi.yang at windriver.com
Tue Jul 28 09:45:03 UTC 2015

On 07/28/2015 05:36 PM, Richard Purdie wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-07-28 at 09:09 +0100, Burton, Ross wrote:
>> On 28 July 2015 at 08:53, Robert Yang <liezhi.yang at windriver.com>
>> wrote:
>>          Is it a good idea to upgrade a package to a Release Candidate
>>          version,
>>          such as RC1, RC2 and so on ? I think no because:
>>          1) Maybe the RC version is not stable enough.
>>          2) Maybe the package's final version doesn't release when
>>             oe-core/meta-oe releases, I think that use an older but
>>          stable
>>             version is better than new RC version usually.
>> In general that's true, - qemu is the obvious recent exception because
>> they should be releasing before we freeze and there were major fixes
>> in the RC compared to the latest stable release.
> Agreed. If there is a pressing reason for an RC release which gives us
> more benefit than drawback, we can consider it on a case by case basis.
> With QEMU and the autobuilder issues we've been seeing, we decided we're
> better off being close to upstream right now.

Got it , thanks.

// Robert

> Cheers,
> Richard

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