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From: Kent Fredric <kentnl@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] The changes about the stabilization process
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 07:50:17
Message-Id: 20161226204902.0262dac5@katipo2.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] The changes about the stabilization process by Andrew Savchenko
1 On Sun, 25 Dec 2016 22:55:27 +0300
2 Andrew Savchenko <bircoph@g.o> wrote:
4 > <testing>
5 > Description how to test this package...
6 > </testing>
8 Alternatively, why not have a metatag that just
9 permits a valid URL that points to testing instructions?
11 Benefits:
13 * Multiple packages can share instructions without redundancy
14 * Edits to the testing instructions can be made without causing commit churn
15 * Editorial powers for testing instructions can be centralised to a wiki page
16 instead of requiring commit powers.
17 * Can theoretically support URLs such as:
18 filesdir://instructions.txt
19 which resolve to ${FILESDIR}
21 ( And similar )
23 Potential Downsides:
24 * Not integrated with portage, meaning you can't just set a feature
25 like FEATURES="Show testing instructions" which unifies all <testing> section
26 and prints them at the end of the emerge run for you to complete.
27 ( And this expands to future things that might be useful to do here, like checklists
28 and having a tool that helps guide you through the test plan to make sure all steps are
29 performed )


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Re: [gentoo-dev] The changes about the stabilization process Andrew Savchenko <bircoph@g.o>