[arch-dev-public] putting "beta" software in [testing]

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Wed Oct 7 17:54:41 EDT 2009

Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi,
> coreutils-8.0 has been released but flagged beta because of some fairly 
> large changes in rm which now uses gnulib's hierarchy traversal (= 
> faster) and many changes to gnulib in the area of filesystem 
> primitives.  I found the snapshot before this fully usable, and will do 
> a "make check/test" to ensure everything is working as it should.
> I would like to put it in [testing] _without_ the option of it every 
> moving to [core].  I know we do this for some software, but never 
> anything so "core" to the system that I know of.
> So...  can I use [testing] for testing in this case?
> Allan

Since the general consensus is that "testing" is proving ground for packages intended to be moved to core/extra, I don't think putting beta software there is a good idea. Maybe we can create a new repository, called "staging", that replaces the current "testing" repository and use the "testing" repository for really experimental stuff like beta software.


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