[arch-dev-public] Xfce 4.8pre1 to testing?

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Wed Nov 10 22:23:36 CET 2010

On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:16:43 +0100, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de>
> Am Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:03:33 +0100
> schrieb Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de>:
>> I'd prefer to only have candidates for core/extra in testing.
>> Especially if it should stay there for months. Therefore please go
>> with an unstable repo. Having these packages in testing makes it less
>> attractive/usable for users and more important any rebuilds that cover
>> xfce packages will be a pain.
> There won't be RCs. Just pre1-pre3 and then the final release.

By candidates I meant packages that you also would have moved directly
to core/extra; not what upstream calls rcs.
> Xfce has mainly deps to gtk2/glib and itself not to one of the .so
> bumping known libs. I don't expect a lib .so bump until the release.

You cannot know what happens till January. And its still a prerelease
that is not meant for every day use I guess. I don't think such package
should go to testing. Not breaking testing on purpose was e.g. the point
of introducing staging.

Don't get me wrong, it's nice you'd like to provide such packages, but
if you just need a place to put them into don't abuse testing and just
create a dedicated repo...it's not that hard and we could remove it next
year when done.

Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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