Staging area for hardy-proposed ?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Jun 5 02:48:18 BST 2008

On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 09:43:27PM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> 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 don't agree.  It's very much the same principle which applies to people
running our development branches.  In the course of using the system
normally, things get tested, and regressions are found and reported.

I agree that this process doesn't provide for verification of fixes, but it
does provide regression testing.

 - mdz

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