Re: An old idea, brought back to life
Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This remark almost forces one to think of another system: keep the
> current release system, but put a small layer between Incoming and
> unstable, where recently uploaded package are. Only when nobody
> complains about those within a certain timelimit (2 weeks? a couple of
> days might not reach all mirrors) will they be moved into unstable.
> Basically a sort of public Incoming with a Packages file for dselect
> and apt.
I like this idea.
I don't know how many times I've been told to install a package from
Incoming as a part of the bug-fix process... I think a light-weight [and
quick] mechanism to move packages from Incoming to "pre-release" would
be a very nice way of making existing practice better.