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Re: release goal for jessie! (Re: Source-only uploads (was: procenv_0.9-1_source.changes REJECTED)

On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 01:32:16PM -0500, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Nov 23, 2012, at 03:06 PM, YunQiang Su wrote:
> >you always need to build for one arch and test, then why not upload it?
> I think there are a lot of good reasons to do source-only uploads, even when
> you should be building locally for testing purposes.
> * Reproducibility - buildds provide a more controlled environment than
>   developers' machines. 
> * Testability - Is there any guarantee that a package's tests have been run
>   during the local build process?

These both would be provided by throwing away the built component and
rebuilding in a closed environment, which is (I believe) the current
thinking of the best way forward.


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