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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Free-standing Portage / Recent stage3 tarballs / Beta
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2008 22:13:35 -0800
On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 21:56 -0800, davecode@... wrote:
> > The stage tarballs are *never* ~arch. We have talked about doing automated 
> > builds, but we're not releasing them for public consumption, since there will be 
> > absolutely *zero* QA done on them.
> 
> Of course not; I didn't mean you replace official releases with ~arch! 
> I only meant that, like Debian et al, there be regular tarballs for
> eager testers.  That seems more sensible that starting testing from a
> year-old tarball.  Some others might test in kexec/vmware/chroot or
> whatever.

Ehh, we'd never release ~arch tarballs.  If we were to do something like
this, it would be weekly stable tarballs.  There's no guarantee that
~arch is even consistent.  With stable, there's at least the testing of
the arch teams.

> > why exactly do PPC boxes need the newest everything?
> 
> Sigh.  I'd rather not go there.  Suffice to say ~arch is why we're here.
>  The current ~arch is turning into 2008.0 anyway, so that's what where
> we can help QA Gentoo.

No, it isn't.

I think your idea of how Gentoo releases work is a bit skewed.
Everything comes from stable.  Always.

-- 
Chris Gianelloni
Release Engineering Strategic Lead
Games Developer
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