Re: bugs + rant + constructive criticism (long)
> This worries me a little. With testing now in, it seems that packages will
> only get 1% of the testing they used to before going into a "semi-stable" set
> of packages. Personaly i think that if your competent enough to fix your own
> system, you should consider following sid to help in the testing. So many people
> are using testing instead of sid i'm just a little afraid its not going to get
> much testing at all.
Testing is a little too new for 99% of unstable users to have migrated
to using it, or to have any real idea how many people will or have.
FWIW, I have not yet seen a machine running testing. Of the 9 or so
machines I maintain (5 stable, 4 unstable), I expect to move 3 to testing
(all three are currently running stable).
If too many people use testing, it will be just like a delayed version of
unstable with no benefits, so some people will migrate back to unstable.
Which will make testing useful.. The two forces will probably reach an
The interesting thing, I think, is that we will probably see somewhat of
an exodus from stable to testing (in my small example, over half my
stable boxes converted, hard to tell what size in general, but probably
see shy jo