Re: Backports integrated into the main archive
Niels Thykier schrieb am Monday, den 18. March 2013:
> On 2013-03-18 14:34, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > Charles Plessy schrieb am Monday, den 18. March 2013:
> >> Le Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 02:17:06PM +0100, Alexander Wirt a écrit :
> >>>> This integration opens the theoretical possibility to "migrate" a package from
> >>>> testing to backports. In the case of packages with good regression tests, this
> >>>> would be economical for everybody.
> >>>> Is that something considered for the future ?
> >>> I don't think so.
> >>> I never want to get lost of the "human" component in the process.
> >> Sorry, I have used misleading words: I should have wrote "copy" instead of
> >> "migrate".
> >> What I meant is: the developer tests the package on his own computer as
> >> throuroughly as if he built it, and then decides to copy from suite to suite
> >> instead of build and upload a backport. I am not proposing an automated
> >> migration like the one from unstable to testing.
> > You won't be able to identify the backport by the version number anymore
> > (which is a feature I often rely on)
> > Alex
> Also I suspect you would want to have the "backport" built in a stable
> environment instead of copying it "as-is".
Thats the different point. Only a minority of all backports can be copied.
Alexander Wirt, email@example.com
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