On 01/05/2018 11:40 PM, Alec Warner wrote: >> I might sound like a broken CD here, but why define the expiration as >> part of the news format instead of specifying it in the package manager >> as a user defined variable? Various use cases requires different >> treatment, so leaving it up to user seems more relevant to me, and we >> could allow information to be presented as part of stages to give a hint >> for what dates to look for? >> > The short answer is I haven't seen any real use cases for it and even if we > were to spec it out and add it, I don't think it would be used by more than > 10 people. To me that is an incentive to avoid complicating the software > spec.
From my point of view it requires less specification, as it doesn't require a policy for how to set the expiration date, but allowing some flexibility on the part of the user base. There are rather big differences e.g between a server upgrade pattern and a desktop system, how would you account for that in the expire date? in particular for non security relevant upgrades, e.g profile changes? -- Kristian Fiskerstrand OpenPGP keyblock reachable at hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net fpr:94CB AFDD 3034 5109 5618 35AA 0B7F 8B60 E3ED FAE3
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