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Re: Is using experimental distribution for shelter during freeze useful?




Quoting Hideki Yamane (2018-11-27 12:38:46)
> Hi,
> 
>  Well, we use experimental as "shelter" during freeze, but it's not good
>  in my point of view.
> 
>  - During freeze, it is just ignored by most of the users since they
>    wouldn't know there's a newer package in there (and they also afraid
>    because it's in "experimental" ;). It means "not tested" if they were
>    in Debian repository for a long time period
>  - Re-uploading to unstable is just boring, and no values are added by it
>  - unstable users wants new valued packages constantly. After release,
>    "package flood" to unstable is not good.
> 
>  So, I guess putting fixed packages into "testing-proposed-updates" and
>  to continue to upload packages to unstable during freeze period is better.
> 
>  Pros)
>  - unstable distribution stays newest
>  - No "unintended" changes will be introduced into testing during freeze
> 
>  Cons)
>  - Maybe you should do cherry-picking changes from unstable to
>    testing-proposed-updates, not just ask "unblock" to Release Managers. 
>  - Harder to get users for test with testing-proposed-updates repository
> 
>  Your thoughts?

Let's not make freeze more comfortable.

Let's make freeze more efficient - and uncomfortable to ignore.


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