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Re: An old idea, brought back to life

On Mon, Dec 21, 1998 at 11:12:05PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > Essentially prerelease == unstable without the larger instabilities.
> 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 think aj mis-characterized his own idea a little above.  As I
understood it, prerelease was supposed to be akin to frozen now, with
unstable used as a buffer even for packages going into it giving a chance
for the packages to be tested at least a little before they are moved to
pre-release.  Bugs like "missing dependancies", "doesn't run at all", the
like could be found more easily this way.

NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!

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