Hi, (you already know, but let's state that on dd@ too) Josselin Mouette <firstname.lastname@example.org> (04/05/2011): > during the recent discussions about rolling, a proposal was made in > a blog comment, and after giving it some quick thoughts, most people > I’ve talked with seem to think it is a good idea, so it’s time for > it to be discussed at large. > > It starts from the following fact: if you want a testing system that > works correctly, you usually have to add APT lines for unstable, > while pinning them to only install specific packages you need to > unbreak what’s broken in unstable. your proposal certainly makes a lot of sense. Having to quick-fetch packages from unstable to avoid long-term breakages seems to be the major issue for prospective testing users, and “automating” (whatever the details) that pinning seems like an easy and non-disruptive (as far as the testing process is concerned -- AFAICT, IMVHO, etc.) way to fix that major usability issue. Thank you for coming with that concrete proposal. Mraw, KiBi.
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