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Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 01:14:47AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Why only unstable?  In other words: will it be possible for scc arches to 
> > have a testing distribution?  Obviously, this testing/arch will not 
> > influence the release candidate arch testing, but will allow real releases 
> > of scc-arches if a RM/release team steps up.
> (A popular question...)
> There are a few problems with trying to run testing for architectures
> that aren't being kept in sync.  First, if they're not being kept in
> sync, it increases the number of matching source packages that we need
> to keep around (which, as has been discussed, is already a problem);

That makes sense, but it doesn't preclude, say, alpha making an etch
release once the main 4-arch etch release is made.  They'd use the same
set of source packages as the main release, even if they didn't track
testing along the way.  When there are divergences, they should be small
and minimal.

-- John

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