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

On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 05:37:29PM +0100, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> On 24/09/06, Tom 'spot' Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> wrote:
> >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.
> I think the testing repos are still there for Core.
> Although they don't get heavy testing, they still get some. Also, they
> seem to be very useful during bug fixing - I've sometimes seen package
> maintainers say "please try the updated version in updates-testing to
> see if that fixes this bug". It'd be good to still have that.

And some packages in "testing" really deserve to stay there. ;-)
E.g. for the above mentioned fast release-review cycle you can use
"testing" for fast feedback and people on the normal updates packages
don't get the high number of package changes.


Florian La Roche

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