What to do about packaging beta, or rc as alternate installable

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Jan 23 23:13:50 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-01-23 at 15:11 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-01-23 at 19:43 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Christopher Meng wrote:
> > > But you can do this on copr IMO.  Also update-testing is not just a place
> > > for updates to have a break, you can let it satisfy the needs of testing
> > > for unstable.
> > 
> > Well, that's kinda abusing updates-testing. IMHO, COPR is the much better 
> > option until you have something reasonably close to going stable.
> It's not just kinda abusing updates-testing, *it is abusing
> updates-testing*. updates-testing has a specific and explicitly
> specified purpose: to test updates before they go to -stable. That is
> all that it is for. Anything in updates-testing must be something that
> the maintainer expects to submit to stable once testing has indicated
> that it works correctly.

In other words: Christopher, if you're currently doing this, please move
the packages to a COPR or other venue more appropriate for this purpose,
and stop doing it.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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