Re: Attempted "testing propagation status" report
On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 09:40:35AM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> do we have a period in the release cycle, where no new versions enter
> unstable, so that packages depending on other packages can catch up?
> something like a bug fixing upload period only?
I had another idea. In my spare time I've been working on new
"update testing" scripts. Progress is slow so I don't want to say
much about that. However, I occurs to me that it might be very
helpful if the testing scripts could choose from a number of
alternate versions of a package when updating testing. An example
is probably in order.
Say 'A' depends on 'B' with a matching version number. In testing
and in unstable:
We can't move B into testing since it's waiting for A. Now someone
uploads a new version of B,
and shortly after someone finally uploads A,
it would be nice if the testing scripts could use B_2 to update the
testing distribution. There would still have to be a way to mark
unstable packages as buggy so they don't get into testing.