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Re: A concrete proposal for rolling implementation

On Wed, May 04, 2011 at 10:19:45PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mercredi 04 mai 2011 à 22:12 +0200, Lucas Nussbaum a écrit : 
> > While I like the idea in general, I think that it should also be
> > possible to upload packages directly to rolling (through
> > rolling-proposed-updates). It will be useful in cases where neither the
> > package in testing, not the package in unstable, can be used to fix a
> > problem in rolling.
> Adding this possibility is opening Pandora’s box. Once you allow this,
> people start using packages that are neither in unstable nor in testing,
> and they don’t help us working on our packages at all. This also adds an
> extra burden on maintainers who want to use this feature.
> Could you please give a concrete example of where this would be needed?
> I think all existing cases should be covered by uploading directly to
> either t-p-u or unstable.

Agreed, the entry point for rolling is clearly just unstable + a force
hint. Why would you need to upload something to rolling that you
couldn't make enter through unstable?
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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