Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Tom Wijsman <TomWij@g.o>
To: chead@×××××.ca
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: revisiting our stabilization policy
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:48:30
Message-Id: 20140120014713.2cafc257@TOMWIJ-GENTOO
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: revisiting our stabilization policy by Christopher Head
1 On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:31:57 -0800
2 Christopher Head <chead@×××××.ca> wrote:
4 > Right, of course things can become incompatible—but the distro handles
5 > that by either leaving old enough version of e.g. libraries around
6 > that the latest stable versions of their reverse dependencies don’t
7 > break, or, in exceptional cases (e.g. security), by breaking things
8 > intentionally if necessary, thus telling me that there’s a problem.
10 True, note that upper limits on the dependencies (<cat/pkg-ver) or
11 similar blockers are not always in place; which can make this
12 problematic if the maintainer doesn't catch the incompatible regression,
13 especially since a lot of us run testing and don't look after older
14 or stable packages as much as we would want.
16 > If stable really is falling behind and the backlog is always growing,
17 > obviously something has to be done. I just don’t want “something” to
18 > mean “don’t have a stable tree”. The stable tree provides me with a
19 > benefit. If standards have to slip a bit to maintain timeliness, then
20 > I’d prefer a stable tree that’s as stable as practical, accepting
21 > reality—perhaps where users are able to submit reports of working
22 > packages, or where we let platform-agnostic packages be stabilized
23 > after one arch has tested, or various of the other suggestions in this
24 > thread. Just not no stable tree at all.
26 +1 as long as we can find effort and ways to keep it around.
28 --
29 With kind regards,
31 Tom Wijsman (TomWij)
32 Gentoo Developer
34 E-mail address : TomWij@g.o
35 GPG Public Key : 6D34E57D
36 GPG Fingerprint : C165 AF18 AB4C 400B C3D2 ABF0 95B2 1FCD 6D34 E57D


File name MIME type
signature.asc application/pgp-signature


Subject Author
[gentoo-dev] Re: rfc: revisiting our stabilization policy "Steven J. Long" <slong@××××××××××××××××××.uk>