latest/current symlinks

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Wed Mar 20 09:36:42 UTC 2013

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 07:27:05AM +0001, Zygmunt Krynicki wrote:
> W dniu śro, mar 20, 2013 o 2:41 ,nadawca Colin Watson
> <cjwatson at> napisał:
> >I've added "latest" symlinks alongside the existing "current" on
> > (e.g.
> > The
> >intent of this is that "latest" will continue always pointing to
> >the very latest build, while "current" will point to the latest
> >build that has passed automatic smoke-tests. The latter is not yet
> >implemented, so "current" is always the same as "latest" right
> >now, but I hope to get this working soon.
> While I love the idea I cannot think of more confusing words. Could
> we perhaps reconsider this to be something that does not require a
> README file around?

Hm, this came out of UDS ...

> If backwards compatibility is not important (the name 'current' can
> be discarded) then I would propose using "lastes-tested" and
> "latest-untested"

Backwards compatibility is essential and I will not rename "current".
But I suppose I could rename "latest" to "latest-untested".  Anyone

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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