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Re: Less dinstall FTW?

On 28/08/13 at 22:58 +0200, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> Hello Debian world,
> there is currently a discussion within the FTP Team and we appear to
> have two opinions on it. As we are open on the outcome and it basically
> affects the whole project, we came up with the following summary to
> solicit feedback, opinions and other ideas.
> The proposal at hand is:
>  * Lower dinstall frequency to two times a day.
>  * Have incoming.debian.org be an apt-able location (actually the buildd
>    locations, so it is suite/archive specific, not one global queue)[1]
> Now there are those of us who think that this is against "the spirit" of
> having multiple dinstalls and that having apt-able incoming repositories
> will only lead to people with "versionitis" repeatedly abuse apt-get
> update, and not actually help development significantly.
> And then there are those of us who think that it is sometimes very
> convenient to be able to get that bug fix you have been waiting for
> easily, probably even on porter boxes (where a wget && dpkg -i does not
> work for most of us).
> Feedback, Flamewar, Running away crying, anyone? :)
> [1] If we end up doing this, we're thinking of asking DSA to provide
>     this via some sort of CDN or through static.debian.org. We haven't
>     discussed this proposal with DSA yet, so we aren't entirely sure of
>     the details regarding the implementation on their side.


Is there a reason why we couldn't have incoming.d.o apt-able without
lowering the dinstall frequency?


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