On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 5:45 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Well, it isn't some theoretical construct... it's being done
now with KDE
> and has
> been working just fine. It stays in updates-testing until you decide to
> push it to stable. KDE
> folks by and large want the updates as fast as possible. If the GNOME
> folks would like
> their updates to age for six months, they can just keep them in
> updates-testing. Seems
> like we're just making this more complicated than it is.
You can't keep things simmering in updates-stable for a long time. What
if you need to push a bug fix or security fix that is not tied to a new
major upstream release?
I was just repeating what I thought was a good suggestion - which is based
upon what has
already been implemented using the current infrastructure. Reserve "new"
releases only for things
that absolutely require it and let everything else be updated piecemeal.