What to do about packaging beta, or rc as alternate installable
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Wed Jan 22 12:41:49 UTC 2014
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 07:33:40PM -0500, Neal Becker wrote:
> One of the packages I maintain is mercurial. Frequently (e.g., now), there
> is a rc version available for test. It will probably break some other package
> that depends on it.
> I am thinking of a model like google uses for chrome. I could install any of:
> I don't think fedora uses this model anywhere. AFAICT, in Fedora there is
> always only 1 version available - although there could be one in updates-
> testing. But the purpose of updates-testing is now for a long-lived parallel
> development - it is designed for short term before promotion to stable.
> Although the google-chrome model is perhaps not the ideal way to handle the
> idea of alternative versions - it seems good enough.
> Any thoughts?
virt-preview is another model you might look at.
Some time (hopefully soon) we'll be building virt-preview using copr,
but for the time being you can read about it here:
Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-df lists disk usage of guests without needing to install any
software inside the virtual machine. Supports Linux and Windows.
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