Re: A lot of pending packages
Jordan Metzmeier wrote:
> On 06/10/2010 06:01 PM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>> My 2nd suggestion is coming from the Maemo platform (the OS behind
>> the Nokia n900 that is Debian based). In Maemo, there is a "devel"
>> repository that includes apps that aren't necessarily in good shape. The
>> users know that fact when they are adding the repository which contains
>> packages that are not necessarily as tested, and wont complain.
> Isn't this already called experimental? If not, how would it differ?
Right, I was being silly. Also, the word "experimental" adds more fear
to the user than just "devel", which is good. Let me rephrase then. How
about we accept MORE packages with LESS checks in Experimental, and have
new maintainers forced in that repository, then if they are seen as
responsive, we upload to SID? Could that be a sponsor's decision already
right now, and be considered a good practice?