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Re: Best Practices on testing-proposed-updates vs unstable vs experimental after testing freeze

On 06/25/2012 06:45 PM, YunQiang Su wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Bernd Zeimetz <bernd@bzed.de> wrote:
>> On 06/25/2012 09:49 AM, Simon McVittie wrote:
>>> On 25/06/12 06:07, YunQiang Su wrote:
>>>> 1. upload 2.0 to experimental, and unstable users should install it manually.
>>> This is usually the right answer: if version 1.0 is intended to go in
>>> the next Debian release, it should get as much testing as possible,
>>> which means it should be the default for unstable users.
> I am talking about after freeze.
>> Also it avoids that you have to go trough testing-proposed-updates for
>> fixes in wheezy - you upload to unstable, test there and if it works as
>> expected you ask the release team for a freeze exception to fix the
>> issues in wheezy.
> Some guys may prefer unstable as an roll distribution.

Yes, unfortunately. But luckily a lot of people do sane things like not
uploading libraries with api/abi breakages during the freeze to unstable.

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