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Re: A concrete proposal for rolling implementation

* Pierre Habouzit [2011-05-05 07:46 +0200]:
> On Wed, May 04, 2011 at 10:48:46PM +0200, Carsten Hey wrote:
> > If more new upstream versions are uploaded to unstable (because they are
> > targeted at rolling), it raises the number of RC bugs needing to migrate
> > to testing through t-p-u.  How would you ensure that they get enough
> > testing before entering testing?
> That's the point, you don't target rolling, your goal is still to make
> stuff migrate into testing, rolling is just the extra few packages
> testing needs to fix the most important breakages that happen (e.g. your
> PAM example, or large migrations where dependencies across libraries are
> too loose and break testing, Joss said it happens to gnome quite a lot
> e.g.).

So rolling would principally also be frozen during testing's freeze,
this is not what the name seems to imply.

Unlike variants where rolling would really roll, this one does not
require an additional pseudo-suite in Debian [1] and could be
implemented on rolling.debian.net without convincing the release team
and ftpmaster first.


 [1] experimental would even with a way for maintainers to add a hint to
     their packages to let them migrate from experimental to rolling be
     the wrong one because of its low pinning.

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