Re: Two proposals for a better Lenny (testing related).
On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 18:20:17 -0300, Gustavo Franco <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> 1) The 'remove experimental' proposal
> * Warn developers and contributors
> * Remove experimental
> * Switch unstable (release) for not automatic updates
This is one of the worst proposals I have seen.
Removing experimental means that there is no place to pout in packages
which are "probably broken, but really interested persons should
please test". There would be no way of distinguishing those from "new
packages, ought to be OK, please test" stuff.
Prevent auto up0dating, means that, along with the above change,
unstable becomes too annoying to run.
With people no longer running unstable, bugs do not get
caught. Instead, bugs propogate to testing.
So, effectively, you have removed testing (and relabled unstable
With no real bug triage before testing, we are back to the old
release dilemma: the distribution we release from has lots of bugg
packages. Welcome back to 1/2 year long freezes.
Why one earth would w3e want to regress to the days before
Quick, sing me the BUDAPEST NATIONAL ANTHEM!!
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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