Re: Bug#197049: ITP: conglomerate -- an XML editor for GNOME
Matthew P. McGuire <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If experimental or unstable would not be suitable, how about using an
> unofficial apt repository for it? This would get the package started
> along side the earlier developement of the application and might
> possibly make it easier to manage in the long run. Once the app and
> package reach a more stable point, place that version in experimental or
> unstable. Does that seem reasonable or am I missing something?
There are pros and cons for using an external repository:
+ external repositories are easier to integrate in apt - you just get
this single package, if you added experimental to sources.list at
least dselect would probably show any packages available in exp. for
selection. (According to apt_preferences(5) apt won't make
automatic /upgrades/ to versions in experimental.)
+ less overhead
- less visibility. - Don't underestimate the fact that
http://packages.debian.org/yourpackage works even if yourpackage is
only in experimental.
- No Debian BTS.