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From: Steve Long <slong@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Versioning the tree
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 11:28:05
Message-Id: ekehtk$vmf$
1 Hi,
3 There was a discussion a few weeks back about stopping system b0rkage; a
4 possible sol'n had been previously discussed on the fora, ie having the
5 tree in svn for easier branching. I understand from the recent ANNOUNCE by
6 Robin Johnson that svn access is now available, as well as anonymous CVS.
7 Kudos for all that work, guys.
9 >> Is it correct that versioning the tree would solve it by allowing various
10 >> releases to stick to lower versions of packages until they have been QAed
11 >> by the gentoo community?
12 Stuart Herbert <stuart.herbert <at>> wrote:
13 > Yes.
14 >
15 > The Gentoo package tree is a "live" tree - whatever we commit goes
16 > straight out to the rsync mirrors for users to download and use.
17 >
18 > Live trees are not compatible w/ a high quality product.
20 Patrick McLean <chutzpah <at>> wrote:
21 > This is the entire reason for ~arch, packages are all tested in ~ for at
22 > least 30 days before they are stabilized by arch teams.
23 Well that's clearly not working is it? Seems that the users are doing the QA
24 in the wild ATM, and often their systems are borking, even when running
25 stable (or often enough.)
27 In any event, what I'd like to raise is the issue of having a
28 (semi-)official version of gentoo that lags behind the cutting-edge distro
29 for stability. Is this feasible?
31 Apologies if this is already being discussed elsewhere.
33 Regards,
34 Steve.
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Subject Author
[gentoo-dev] Re: Versioning the tree Steve Long <slong@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Versioning the tree Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>