my last attempt for this didn't get much feedback so I try to keep it short this time...for more details see the old thread at: http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2010-May/016770.html
This time I am just asking to give it a try. It's implementation is trivial and if we feel it wont work out we could easily remove it later. If there are no real objections I'd like to implement this soon; let's say next week. Even if you don't see the benefit right now I would be pleased to at least give it a try.
The idea can be summed up like this:
testing: * don't break packages intentionally * don't push incomplete rebuilds
staging: * a global staging repository for collaboration its more similar to your ~/staging dir than a regular repository * mostly meant for incomplete rebuilds * will be excluded from mirroring (for now)
I am open for any questions or suggestions. Thanks for reading,