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Re: Wth "rolling"? (was: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy)

On 02/05/11 at 10:12 +0200, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> Hi
> Picking one piece that really leaves me "WTF?" out of this
> way-too-long-thread. Happens to be a post by Lucas, but could be anyone
> else too.
> > 'rolling' is a statement by the project that we consider 'testing'
> > (renamed to 'rolling')
> Why the heck do we start by renaming testing? This will seriously
> disrupt service for anyone for DAYS. There are just too many places
> tools are using "testing" hardcoded. Too many users having that in
> sources.list. Too many things assuming there is "stable, testing,
> unstable". And all of them would suddenly, out of nothing, have broken
> systems and need to fix them.
> If somehow rules for testing get changed (to be whatever rolling wants
> to be), fine. Thats one thing.
> But for what reason change the name? That's worse PR than usually
> done by politicians, and they generally do the things noone with a brain
> ever does. So why?

How much of that would apply if we renamed testing to rolling (because
it reinforces the PR message), but kept a symlink from testing to

- Lucas

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