Re: New Backports Suite created
* Michael Gilbert <email@example.com> [2010-10-04 22:20:31 CEST]:
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2010 22:15:28 +0200, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> > The Backports Team is pleased to announce the availability of a new
> > suite on backports: lenny-backports-sloppy. Please read carefully
> > before considering using or uploading to it what this entails.
> This seems like a really uninviting name. Wouldn't something
> like lenny-unstable-backports be more descriptive of what it actually
> is, and actually better all around?
Actually, no, because that would give the impression that actually
backports from unstable are wanted in it, which is only the exception,
especially for now during the freeze of squeeze. After squeeze is
released the same rules like for squeeze-backports will apply, the
package has to be in testing (which will be wheezy by then).
And yes, to some degree the uninviting name is intentional because
skipping a release with package upgrades is a can of worms and can cause
a fair amount of troubles. People who want to go that path should do so
willingly and well aware of the implications it might bring with it.
Usual testing is expected to be done by the uploaders, but as skipping
releases in the upgrade process isn't a supported path in the regular
pool there is always the corner cases that might slip through the
regular testing of the uploaders of the packages.
Hope that makes it a bit more clear,