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From: Finn Thain <fthain@...>
Subject: Re: on stable and unstable ppc-macos
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 03:32:42 +1000 (EST)

On Sat, 3 Sep 2005, Hasan Khalil wrote:

> * Even the 'stable' branch frequently breaks (read: compile-time or 
>   run-time errors in various packages), currently.

Well, marking stable as testing won't change that.

> * As it is, we currently (or at the very least have, in the past, and 
>   will, in the future) needlessly hold up older versions of various 
>   packages from being removed from the portage tree because there is no 
>   later version that has been marked ppc-macos (stable).

Let them drop out of the tree?

> In summary, we wish to extend a notion[1] that was previously mentioned 
> on this list, and put forth that we should immediately replace all 
> instances of the ppc-macos (stable) keyword in KEYWORDS with ~ppc-macos 
> (testing).

How many new packages/versions would this unmask for a previously stable 
user who now has to switch to testing? Anyone counted them?

A couple of observations:

This action would, of course, lose some information about any packages 
that actually are stable.

You can also solve the original mediawiki bug by doing the reverse 
substition, i.e. aggressively marking packages as stable. This would also 
meet some of your requirements. Automated builds would help too. Something 
to think about.

-f
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Re: on stable and unstable ppc-macos
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