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Re: A concrete proposal for rolling implementation

On Thursday, May 05, 2011 08:03:39 AM Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > 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.
> If it's not ready for use except under very narrow circumstances, why
> upload to the Debian archive (rather than a patch to a bug report,
> say) at all?
> I personally don't think uploading packages to experimental before it
> is time for them to participate in transitions to testing and
> integrate with the rest of the next stable distribution is abuse at
> all.  In fact I wish people would do it more often.

I'll grant you abuse is too strong a term, but that doesn't change that if 
Experimental is suddenly in the path to Rolling during a freeze it is less 
useful for the traditional function of being 'experimental'.

Scott K

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