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Re: does Debian help detect gravitational waves?


On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 08:47:37AM -0500, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> Because we overlap with / part of / superset of both Med and Science, so
> we are part of those blends.  We didn't feel like duplicating anything
> from those two blends within yet another blend would be of any benefit
> to anyone.

Just for the record: I disagree with this statement. :-)

It would be not duplicated work to arrange sensible tasks for your
workfield.  I'm not sure what other duplication you might have in mind.

I'd really welcome if you would integrate some of your tools into the
general Blends framework (but I we talked about this before).

> And then we provided on top of what blends do not
> provide: repository with backports, VMs etc... may be at some
> point things would converge somehow but not yet

I'd like to point out that Blends do not explicitly exclude these
features - its just that nobody has done the work to generalise simply
methods to do this (but I we talked about this before :-P ).

> > Right. I also find the CI tests important, and it would be great to
> > extend them to backports, experimental and such.
> yes -- autopkgtest CI is great but doesn't cut it for mass backporting
> since we don't even want to upload any package backport to distro X if
> we know that it is going to fail there.  Thus package build time
> testing is necessary.  and then it would indeed be great to setup a CI
> using autopkgtest for all the backports to guarantee that they continue
> working as additional backports enter the stage.


Kind regards



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