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Re: repo layout for EPEL (Re: Initial Proposal for doing Enterprise Extras)

On Sun, 2006-09-24 at 17:36 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> Opinions?

The idea of a "testing" repo doesn't work. Very few users want to be a
guinea pig, even fewer enterprise users have time to be a guinea pig. It
will get virtually no use, and when you move it from "testing" to
official, and it still is broken, you're going to have mislead users
into thinking that some sort of formalized QA process occurred.

User> Hey, why didn't this work right? It went through "testing"?

This is pretty much why we dropped "testing" repos from Fedora.

When we have a team of dedicated QA engineers who can test every single
EPEL package through a matrix of tests and usecases, then and only then
should we consider "testing" repos. If this is not in place, we should
be honest and upfront about the quality of EPEL bits as "best effort",
and not delay them unnecessarily.

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