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Re: Woody: apt mysteriously wants to pull in 100 MB from sid. Why?

On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 09:56:37PM -0700, Paul 'Baloo' Johnson wrote:
| On 7 May 2002, Mario Vukelic wrote:
| > Also, especially in the release process of woody I find this highly
| > inconvenient :) I would sleep better knowing that I track "woody", not
| > "testing", when a new "testing" can pop up over night, and "woody"
| > suddenly means "stable"
| I think that third, special tree goes away for a few weeks while the
| maintainers start actively grinding on unstable again, until someone
| decides, "Hey, we're ready to move forward again," in which we get a new
| fork off of unstable which gets called some name for a while that I
| can't remember before renamed to testing, and later, stable.

I think that's the old-school release mechanism (developed when
"testing" didn't exist).  I think the new mechanism is to have
"testing" rebranded as "stable" at some point, but otherwise remain
unchanged.  The effect is that, for a while, testing==stable (this
time sarge==woody) until the latest updates in sid propagate their way
down.  The theory is that that will eliminate the stop-and-wait
bottleneck with the old process.



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