updates improvements/changes ideas

Matthias Runge mrunge at matthias-runge.de
Tue Nov 30 08:31:31 UTC 2010

On 29/11/10 19:08, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-29 at 12:40 -0500, James Laska wrote:

> Things that some people see as problematic are:
> * Having to wait a week to push an update if you can't find testing
> * Testing being required for packages with automated test suites
> * The delay to security updates which is introduced by the testing
> requirements

Testing would get much easier, if packagers could provide some test
cases. The packager could send mail to -devel or -testing to get some

>>> * allow packages with a %check section to go direct to stable.
I think this is a bad idea. Just insert a null- %check section (package
gets a +1 from provenpackager, add a (pseudo-anonymous) +1 vote and
voila: package goes directly to stable.

Testing is costly, in each case. Seems like testing gets suppressed this


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