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On 03/02/2008, Markus Hauschild <hauschild.markus@...> wrote:
> If you really want to test ~arch packets you don't necessarily need
> ~arch stages to download, you can just switch your Installation to
> ~arch and then file bugs etc.
.. which may not be received too well. There is a perception that
Developers *support* ~arch, which is a skewed outlook; it's there for
testing, it is *not* meant to be used by 99.5% of end users. It is a
means to an end, a way to track packages which *may* be stable, a QA
ie: The following would/should be entirely acceptable:
<User> I'm running ~arch of libfoo and it's breaking appwoo, help!
Need this to work, really *REALLY* badly!
<Dev> We're aware of those issues, but libfoo works fine for most
of the other apps which require it. No ETA on the fix,
tough sh*t for running ~arch on a critical box.
If you're interested in helping that QA process, most of the
architecture teams now have an 'Arch Tester' (AT) setup you could help
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