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Re: unfrozen repo somewhere?



On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 02:31:06PM +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
>On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 08:02:25AM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> 
>> And by the point you get to Beta, you want all your testing focused on a
>> single tree.  So having a Beta tree that nobody is testing before Beta release
>> is pretty pointless.  That is one of the major reasons for freezing rawhide,
>> so that you get a single tree to test, triage, and focus bug efforts on.
>
>I understand that for installs/upgrades using anaconda, thus for images, 
>but for users that track rawhide, being able to test if bugs are fixed
>without doing a local rebuild is handy. Especially for packages that are
>not at the core of the distribution. I guess that maybe it isn't very
>practical, but the frozen packages in rawhide could be a subset of the 
>packages, including everything in the minimal buildroot, in some groups,
>say @base, @base-x, @code, @fedora-packager, @hardware-support,
>@input-methods, @legacy-software-development, @legacy-software-support,
>@printing, @system-tools, and their dependencies, and the kernel
>(and maybe @admin-tools).

So now you've sort of separated the packages in Fedora into a "Core" set, and
then an "Extras" set.  Each set would have different rules around release
time, and probably for updates and such too.

Oh wait... that sounds like Fedora Core and Fedora Extras.

josh


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