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Re: Reduce security release latency - Re: Concerns with Open/OS Corporate Linux ads?

On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Alexander Sack wrote:
> Of course, we don't want to have 2nd class architectures, but waiting
> for architectures to finish that are used "only" by a minority looks
> flawed either. Especially if there is a buildd breakage involved.

Zero tolerance for buildd breakage should be a norm for security updates
IMHO.  Even if it is the ia32, ppc or amd64 buildd.

I don't mean "let's not even wait for <slow buildd here>", although it would
make a great deal of sense to me to have a wait window of no more than 8
hours for the _security_ buildds.  What I do mean is: "if it doesn't build
right away, and it looks like a buildd issue (and not a problem with the
package), we don't wait for it to build at all, and push the updates as they
become available".

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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