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Re: unstable/testing/[pending/frozen/]stable


On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 08:52:09PM -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:

> NB I am having some deja vu that 'frozen' used to be used explicitly
>    in the archive... is that so?

Indeed. That was before testing was introduced.

> Then unstable/testing would roll further as usual, and pending->frozen
> according to the freeze schedule.  This would enable CUTs, fulfill
> the ideas behind LMDE to have something rolling without hickups, and
> users of 'testing' (and unstable) would enjoy testing/unstable the way
> they usually do.

The introduction of testing has had positive and negative effects. While
it is generally a good thing that packages are tested for some time and
required to be consistent with respect to other packages to even be
considered for a release, it has also led to a situation where releases
are mostly ignored by some maintainers, who just continue to upload new
packages and live with the consequence that some snapshot goes into

I'm not sure whether explicitly telling people that it is okay to upload
new versions to unstable while a release is being prepared is a good
thing in that context.


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