[Mageia-dev] Opening backports (was Re: [Mageia-sysadm] Using SQL database for youri)
0123peter at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 07:04:44 CEST 2011
on Sat, 1 Oct 2011 09:14
in the Usenet newsgroup gmane.linux.mageia.devel
Samuel Verschelde wrote:
> Le samedi 1 octobre 2011 00:57:35, blind Pete a écrit :
>> 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.
> You already have them: backports and backports_testing. backports is
> supported, backports_testing isn't (equivalent to your backports-untested).
> However, packages sent to backports_testing must respect the backports policy,
> which is a difference with 3rd party media where we don't know what policy is
> Best regards
> Samuel Verschelde
That makes sense.
I imagine that it would be fairly easy to get stuff into
Tainted Backports Testing.
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