latest/current symlinks

Gediminas Paulauskas menesis at
Wed Mar 20 10:53:18 UTC 2013

2013/3/20 Colin Watson <cjwatson at>:
> 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
> else?

When I read that the outcome of the rolling release discussion is a
symlink pointing to the release in development, I had no doubt that it
will be called "unstable", because that's how Debian calls the same


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