On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 11:42:30AM -0700, Troy Dawson wrote:
Currently the default days to stable for EPEL is 14 days.
I believe when it was first put in it was set to that time because we
wanted things more stable and better tested. But experience has found that
if a package is going to get tested, it usually is in the first few days of
when it was built. Thus 14 days seems to be 4 days of testing, and 10 days
Well, we don't actually know when it might be tested. ;)
I think there's lots of folks out there that consume fedora
updates-testing and epel updates-testing and only add negative karma
when things break. If they don't break, they just ignore it...
I am proposing that we change the "days to stable" for epel
to 7 days,
matching Fedora's "days to stable".
People have asked that the epel-next "days to stable" be dropped down to 3
days, matching Fedora when it is in it's development phase. The reasoning
is that epel-next is built off CentOS Stream, which only has 6 months at
the most before it is rolled into the next RHEL release.
If people could give any cases for, or against these, please respond here.
The EPEL Steering Committee will have a vote at our next meeting (July 28).
I guess I'm fine with changing it, but it's hard to say how much effect
it will have. Perhaps we could gather some stats and revisit it after