Staging area for hardy-proposed ?

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at
Thu Jun 5 10:52:49 BST 2008

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> I don't agree.  It's very much the same principle which applies to people
> running our development branches. 

Yes, but we don't put a "Unstable updates" in software-properties-gtk, yet there
is a "Pre-released updates", which is pretty unclear with regard to the fact
that those updates are not tested (or not widely tested) and might break the
application or the system (e.g. a kernel upgrade which makes the system unbootable).

I agree with you that -proposed should be easy to setup and test, but I fail to
see why they need to be in a GUI where end users enable security updated and
bugfix and tested updates. I've seen many users complaining because
update-manager removed firefox or openoffice (arguably a bug in update-manager)
or because svn stopped working some time ago, and none of them knew they were
running -proposed, nor what it is for.


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