[maemo-community] Periodic cleanup of Extras-Devel?

From: Attila Csipa maemo at csipa.in.rs
Date: Fri Jan 15 12:51:01 EET 2010
On Friday 15 January 2010 10:59:46 Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> > How is a developer
> > to know whether a library he's using in extras-devel is just waiting for
> > something to pull it into testing or if it's in an unstable phase ?
> It is an unstable phase - that is the purpose of extras-devel.
> I think the interface Niels writes will give the developers more control so
> some of the control issues will be mitigated.

To repeat myself, I would say that the promotion to -testing should be the lib 
maintainter's job. Unstable is unstable, no package should pull in random 
versions to other repositories. However, if deemed working and already 
in -testing, it is not a problem for another application to auto-promote it. 
For the cases of overlapping versions (e.g. newer lib version gets pushed 
into -testing) I see two strategies - to notify people on the test page 
(maybe enter an automated comment, and/or email the package maintainer), or, 
the QA-wise more correct but also more tedious, to reset app karma and treat 
it as a new version. 

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