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Re: Rolling release prototype

Hi Josselin,

On Sun, 05 Jun 2011, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> I have prepared a quick and dirty implementation for my rolling release
> proposal[1].

Where are the sources ? :)

> The APT lines you need are the following:
>   deb http://your.favorite.mirror/ testing main contrib non-free
>   deb http://rolling.debian.net/ rolling main contrib non-free
> You will also need the temporary archive key[2].

I would like to see rolling a full suite and not an overlay of testing.

For the experiment it's fine (in particular to not overload your server),
but we should be able to switch to a full suite when integrated on

(I'm willing to contribute the required code if necessary.)

> The suite has been codenamed bob[3]. Thanks Martin Bagge for the idea.
> Don’t rush! Currently the rolling archive is empty. The first task is to
> fill it. Therefore I’m now looking for people who are running testing on
> their machines. The idea is to find which major bugs and usability
> issues happen in testing, and to prove that the rolling concept
> effectively makes the machines usable without a need for manual
> intervention. Another good start is probably the list of RC bugs that
> are fixed in unstable but not in testing.


Some interesting candidates could be:
- fuse: security issues fixed in unstable
- digikam: fix a crasher (might be blocked by dependencies)
- libvirt: security issues fixed in unstable

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