Staging area for hardy-proposed ?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Jun 5 02:43:27 BST 2008

On Wednesday 04 June 2008 21:22, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 04:32:15PM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > Is running with -proposed activated all the time a supported
> > configuration?  I think -proposed is suitable for package testing, but a
> > bit risky for everyday use.
> Because it is valuable to the project for packages in -proposed to be
> tested as widely as possible, I think it is worthwhile to maintain a low
> barrier to entry if possible.
Unless one knows that one is testing a particular package, what fix to verify, 
and to be on the lookout for regressions in that package, I think the 
marginal utility of additional people running with the package is very low.

In general, I think testers should test (and really need to be aware of what 
they are testing) and users should use the output of the test process 
(i.e. -updates in this case).

I think an arrangement along the lines of what slangesek proposed tied to 
better docs about what needs testing and how would be far more useful than 
increasing the body count of machines with -proposed packages installed.

Scott K

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