FESCo wants a more sane updates policy (feedback requested)

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at kanarip.com
Sat Feb 27 19:31:02 UTC 2010

On 02/27/2010 04:21 PM, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On 26 February 2010 22:54, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:
>> - If stable pushes were more restricted, perhaps that would get us more
>>  testing? If someone required a newer version and could easier
>>  install/test from updates-testing and provide feedback, don't we all
>>  win? Perhaps we could have PackageKit/yum say "you have the latest
>>  stable version of foo, but foo-2.0 is in updates-testing, would you
>>  like to test it and provide feedback?
> I had PK code to do that, but the check for updates took way too long,
> as the updates-testing repo had to be enabled, the primaries
> downloaded (and maybe the file lists too), updates resolved and then
> disabled again, in ADDITION to the normal updates check. The package
> manager is just too slow to get PackageKit data to make such a thing
> work without making the user wait an extra 30 seconds.
> If we could speed up the dep checking and downloading, I agree it
> would be better for usability, and the exposure of updates-testing
> generally.

This sounds interesting, was this a plugin or configuration setting?
Could this be something people can opt-in to at first?

-- Jeroen

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