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Re: A concrete proposal for rolling implementation

On Wednesday, May 04, 2011 04:58:31 PM Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Wednesday, May 04, 2011 04:25:35 PM Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > On Wed, May 04, 2011 at 02:24:12PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > >   What to do during freezes
> > >   -------------------------
> > > 
> > > If we want to do something different though, there is a simple recipe:
> > > allow packages to be picked up from unstable, but also from
> > > experimental.
> > 
> > Yes, absolutely. This seems straightforward, elegant, and useful as it
> > encourages maintainer to push their changes to the Debian archive and
> > make them visible and testable to rolling users, even when unstable is
> > de facto closed.
> Does this mean Experimental should be renamed Unfrozen?

I got asked offlist if there was a serious point here.  There was, so to put it 
more seriously:

Currently Experimental is the place to upload things not ready for use except 
under very narrow circumstances.  It gets abused as a place for new versions 
during freeze as it is, but if it's the defined path into Rolling during 
freezes then there's a need to separate these two functions, IMO.

Scott K

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