[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: unstable->testing process?

On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 10:44:41PM +1000, Geoff O'Callaghan wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering what the process is by which a package is 'promoted' from 
> unstable to testing.  Is this just an individual developer decision?

It's automatic. After 10 (15 ?) days in unstable without RC bugs, a package
automatically goes to testing.

> I ask because, for a variety of reasons i'm running 'testing' rather than 
> 'stable'.  There's a few really annoying known bugs with some packages i'm 
> using from 'testing' and they are fixed in 'unstable' when would the updated 
> packages make it into 'testing'?
> An example is libapache-mod-perl...bug#107100 correctly documents that the 
> 'testing' version is broken and that you need the one from 'unstable' to fix 
> it.  There's a few other similar bugs.  This problem seems to have been 
> corrected for around 80 days in unstable, but the package hasn't moved from 
> 'unstable' to 'testing'.  
> Yes, I know I could install the package from unstable.  But that's not the 
> point.
> Please note - i'm not having a go at anyone in particular - i'm just trying 
> to understand how things work...
> I apologize if this is something quite well documented, but I couldn't find 
> it.
> Would it help if there was a '+1' style system for Debian bugs?  That is, a 
> registered party can vote for up to 3 bugs to give an indication of where 
> effort should be focussed - it's the same sort of system used for the 
> development on things like apache, tomcat etc.
> Thanks for listening.
> Cheers
> Geoff
> -- 
> To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-request@lists.debian.org
> with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Eric VAN BUGGENHAUT     "Oh My God! They killed init! You Bastards!"
			--from a /. post
        \_|_/           Andago
       \/   \/          Av. Santa Engracia, 54
a n d a g o  |--        E-28010 Madrid - tfno:+34(91)2041100
       /\___/\ 		http://www.andago.com
        / | \           "Innovando en Internet"

Reply to: