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Re: No Frozen Rawhide



On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 06:24:40PM -0400, Bill McGonigle wrote:
> On 07/22/2009 12:39 PM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > I think the confusion for normal users will be minimal, because normal users
> > won't be looking at the raw repos in any case.
> 
> There's a class of users between active developers/QA folk and people
> who only use GUI package managers who are apt to go to a download site
> looking for RPM's.
> 
> That said, I think a succinct README ("This is pre-release code, there
> be goblins here") in the right directory that Apache auto-displays for
> index listings would be sufficient to warn off those users.  Otherwise,
> _somebody_ is going to say, "oh, cool, 12 is out, I missed that."

This would be hard to enforce with mirrors, some of which may not use
those automatic features.  Any user trying to install from Rawhide,
though, receives the famous betanag up front, which basically tells
them "I'm a pre-release, are you sure you want to install me?"

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