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


On Wed, 22 Sep 2010, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> hm... did you mean
> http://lwn.net/Articles/406301/
> "A constantly usable testing distribution for Debian"?


> if indeed, taken on the reasoning that "testing" is a bad name and "rolling" is
> better, then it goes similar to what I saw behind 'constatly present'
> testing up to replacing rolling -> testing ->[removal of packages] -> frozen

Well, summarizing the whole with a few arrows is difficult but note that
the current rolling proposal is more like this:

Outside of freeze:
unstable → testing → rolling
	        targetted uploads

During freeze:
t-p-u    → testing  
         ↗ (not automatic)
unstable → rolling
	     targetted uploads

> now about 'pending': following description confused me quite a bit:
> ... during a freeze, testing is no longer automatically updated, which
> makes it inappropriate to feed the rolling distribution. That's why rolling
> would be reconfigured to grab updates from unstable (but using the same rules
> as testing).
> But unstable remains to serve as the entry point to feed frozen testing as
> well, so with absent other entry-point (pending in my scenario) there is a
> conflict -- I can't upload 1 version which I intend to get to frozen testing
> and another one to get into rolling (experimental obviously can't serve as
> such).  or it all would go through an addendum (*-proposed-updates)?

That entry point aleady exists and is called testing-proposed-updates

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