Re: PROPOSAL: "Staging Areas"
In foo.debian-devel, you wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Feb 1999, Jules Bean wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 Feb 1999, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > > This is a good idea, but I have yet another idea:
> > >
> > > dists/stable
> > > dists/unstable
> > > dists/experimental
> > >
> > > i.e. move experimental above unstable and use it as the "staging area".
> > > [...]
> > There is, however, a technical advantage to having distinct staging areas
> > for specific projects, such as getting all of the gtk-* in sync.
> Which would be the technical disadvantage of having a common stage area
> (dists/experimental) for all projects?
> As long as different projects do not share package names, what kind of
> problems would be expected to be found?
One advantage would be that a person wanting the experimental stuff
for only a particular type of package (like gtk stuff)
could use apt easily on only his/her staging area, without getting
other experimental stuff (like a new glibc).