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From: Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
Subject: Re: So when is it really safe to take a snapshot to use for release?
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 18:30:43 +0100
Jason Wever wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 11:02:33 -0500
> "John Davis" <zhen@g.o> wrote:
> 
> 
>>I disagree - a snapshot is not a freeze in the same way that our old
>>release policy called for. Although you can do what you are saying
>>(versions, etc), the tree itself never freezes. Gentoo is a fluid
>>distribution.
> 
> 
> I understand that Gentoo is a fluid distribution, but how can you provide
> quality QA on a set of packages if they are constantly changing,
> particularly when trying to build binary sets for distribution?
> 
> In order to do proper QA, there is going to have to be some stagnation
> between the snapshot and the live portage tree (1.5 to 3 weeks for build
> time and proper QA for a given arch). Other than the critical or security
> related bug fixes, what are we going to be using as the demarcation for
> updating packages in the snapshot, and how will we be ensuring that all
> arches are using the same versions of programs (where applicable)?
> 
We could add a "tinderbox" targed that will try to run in chroot a full 
automated setup (a la glis) from the latest stage {1 2 3}+grp and then 
have a testsuite running on it.
It won't be a full QA check but at least the minimum needed.

-- 
Luca Barbato
Developer
Gentoo Linux				http://www.gentoo.org/~lu_zero



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