[Mageia-dev] Opening backports (was Re: [Mageia-sysadm] Using SQL database for youri)

blind Pete 0123peter at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 00:57:35 CEST 2011

on Sat, 1 Oct 2011 08:05
in the Usenet newsgroup gmane.linux.mageia.devel
Maarten Vanraes wrote:

> Op vrijdag 30 september 2011 23:35:40 schreef Samuel Verschelde:
>> Le jeudi 29 septembre 2011 21:10:42, Samuel Verschelde a écrit :
>> > Also, the sooner we have backports, the less there will be external
>> > third- party repos with all the problems (upgrade, support) that causes.
>> > There already are, don't let them too much space and rather invite their
>> > packagers to backport *inside* (as long as they stay within the policy
>> > of course).
>> If needed, the tremendous amount of packages in Blogdrake's 3rd party media
>> shows how much backports are needed by users, whatever we as packagers can
>> think of it.
>> I'm still convinced that opening backports right now, using one of my 2
>> proposals (if I haven't overlooked a technical difficulty), would be an
>> important step forward for us.
>> Best regards
>> Samuel
> I have to agree, if opening backports brings in more packagers who are likely 
> to integrate well AND bring in more users AND likely would step up and 
> maintain similar packages, we should help their effort and not get our 
> community too splintered, even though updates _is_ more important than 
> backports.

Potentially silly idea:  

Would it be worth having backports-supported and backports-unsupported, 
or backports and backports-untested, or backports and backports-3rd-party?  

You could occasionally move things in either direction between 
supported and unsupported.  

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