Re: Grades of stable-ness [was: GNOME --> potato: let's do it!]
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Grades of stable-ness [was: GNOME --> potato: let's do it!]
- From: email@example.com (Charles C. Fu)
- Date: 01 May 1999 18:21:25 -0700
- Message-id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- In-reply-to: Chris Waters's message of "01 May 1999 11:05:57 -0700"
- References: <19990501004753.A5796@vega.telepac.pt> <199905010002.TAA16659@taumsauk.cs.wustl.edu> <19990430205438.C219@jenner> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
James Mastros <email@example.com> wrote:
> I take this to mean that _active_, this-will-cause-breakage
> development should be in unstable....
> In any case, we all agree that the need for the staging area
> (whatever it is) is past....
> that there is an issue of staging areas at all means that we need to
> move to a three-level system
I, firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles C. Fu) responded:
>> I agree strongly [with the need for a three-level system]....
>> If ... unstable starts getting lots of software that breaks working
>> systems, I won't be able to continue using it.
Chris Waters <email@example.com> writes:
> Actually, we have a semi-stable repository. It's named "unstable".
> Stuff that Will Cause Breakage(TM) can generally be found in
> projects/experimental, or in other separate repositories (such as
Right. I only meant to emphasize that we need at least three levels
- The existing system with a semi-stable "unstable" repository
supplemented by projects/experimental and staging areas has worked
- Renaming "unstable" to "semi-stable" and creating a new _really_
unstable "unstable" repository would also be fine and would allow
better management of the really unstable stuff.
However, simply abandoning staging areas and allowing
"this-will-cause-[major-]breakage" stuff directly into unstable would
not be fine.