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

On Thursday 17 March 2005 00:21, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 07:51:16PM +0100, David Schmitt wrote:
> "libraries transitioned" is a big point against testing:
> Transitions of API-compatible libraries are a pain _only_ due to
> testing. In unstable, such a transition can easily be done within a few
> days.

Which leaves one with the problem that the new library might break any or all 
of the depending packages, which testing would catch, while transitioning 
unstable might not. But I have to admit that I didn't follow debian 
development as closely as I do now in the times before testing and thus might 
be arguing against the wind.

Perhaps the best would be to prepare the transition beforehand in experimental 
and push the packages together into unstable, like GNOME and KDE did their 
respective last big updates? This also would be a step towards reducing 
dependency on work from the central teams.

Regards, David
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