Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)

Stefano Rivera stefanor at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 1 07:08:59 UTC 2013

Hi Scott (2013.03.01_06:55:18_+0200)
> > I fully agree, and this is not even limited to the kernel. There are
> > other kinds of "major transitions" like switching to a new X.org
> > server, preparing a new major Qt or GNOME release, new eglibc, etc. Or
> > we want to do a complex transition such as moving from ConsoleKit to
> > logind.
> > 
> > For those we'll need temporary staging areas which are not put into
> > the RR yet until they get a sufficient amount of testing; these could
> > be "topic PPAs" which interested people would enable and develop in,
> > which get landed into the RR when everything is ready?
> For people or teams that are largely or entirely !canonical, this only works 
> if all you care about is x86 (i386/amd64).  Anything for armhf (or powerpc) 
> would have to land untested since the PPAs that are available for !canonical 
> don't build these architectures.

It feels like an -experimental pocket would be the best solution here.
Which we would try to keep small, but could stage major transitions in.


Stefano Rivera
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