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Re: Temporal Release Strategy

On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 10:12:31AM -0400, Patrick A. Ouellette wrote:
> The progression I see is:
> unstable -> testing -> candidate -> stable
> The existing rules for promotion from unstable to testing continue to be
> used.
> Promotion from testing to candidate requires meeting the same rules as
> promotion from unstable to testing with the following exceptions:
> packages must be in testing for at least 3 months, and have no release
> critical bugs.

One big problem testing has are transitions. This includes library 
transitions, but also other transitions like e.g. an ocaml transition 
affecting several dozen packages currently waiting to enter testing.

Many transitions require a serious amount of manual coordination since 
all packages have to be ready to go into testing _at the same time_.

Please explain how you think any bigger transition can ever enter your 
"candidate" if you add to the testing criteria a "3 months" criteria all 
affected packages have to fulfill at the same time?

> Pat



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