Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy
On 01/05/11 at 23:46 +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > Benefits for Debian:
> > - attract users who think that testing is only a development branch, and
> > want newer software than what one finds in stable. Those users are
> > likely to be rather advanced users (developers, free software
> > contributors), thus interesting to work with. Some of them could
> > become Debian contributors. And even if they don't, more users of
> > testing/rolling means more testers of the next stable release
> > [remember how the bug reporting rate of Ubuntu is higher than
> > Debian's -- some areas of Debian could use more testers].
> I think those can use unstable,
But unstable is a development branch not targeted at being used by
> and if they use rolling, I think I
> already "proved" or at least explained why those don't contribute to the
> stable in being, but rather the N+1 one.
I think that you are mixing two things here:
1) whether we want to turn testing into a rolling release
2) what do do with the 'rolling' suite during freeze (fork a 'frozen'
branch at the beginning of the freeze ? freeze rolling ? start by
freezing rolling, then after a few months, fork 'frozen' and unfreeze
> Which is probably not bad, but not the most urgent thing.
> > - give back to the free software world by providing a platform where new
> > upstream releases would quickly be available to users. Since users
> > would be able to test new upstream releases earlier, they would be
> > able to provide feedback to upstream devs earlier, contributing to a
> > shorter feedback loop.
> Why doesn't unstable fit that?
Because unstable is a development branch not targeted at being used by