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Re: Testing test releases: do not update



> >Rawhide - is it the staging ground for release candidates or is it a
> >communication point between a developer and those that are in contact
> >with him? If it is the latter, then there needs to be another repository
> >that indicates that a package is ready for global testing. If it is the
> >former, than I wonder why an intermediate stage exists in the Core 1
> >tree.
> 
> Rawhide is the current set of packages that were built 
> internally.  The rough process, is this:
> 
> - Developer updates a package to a newer version, or fixes some 
>   bugs, adds patches, whatever.
> 
> - Developer builds package locally on his workstation and does 
>   whatever testing he deems necessary.
> 
> - Developer submits package into the buildsystem, telling it to 
>   build the package into the Fedora Core 2 development tree.
> 
> - Once the package has been successfully built on all 7 
>   architectures, the buildsystem accepts the package into the 
>   internal Fedora Core 2 development tree.
> 
> The above process is how we update all of our packages during 
> development essentially. So what is rawhide then?  Simple.  Once 
> every day or so, a script is ran either automated or manually, 
> which takes all of the latest src.rpm and binary rpms in the 
> current internal Fedora Core development tree, and mirrors them 
> to our ftp staging server.  The staging server then pushes the 
> rpms to the public ftp servers.  This is called "rawhide".
> 
> There is zero QA testing done on any of the rawhide packages, 
> because they are not "production ready", they are "work in 
> progress, fresh off the press, caveat emptor, beware of large 
> dog" or as Jef Spaleta puts it "rawhide might kill babies".
> 
> Do not use rawhide if you can not accept the possibility of total 
> system meltdown and data destruction.  While it does not occur 
> very often, it _CAN_ occur, and it does from time to time.  ;o)
> 
Thanks for the information.  This is great stuff for a fedora testing
FAQ.




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