Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Re: Ease of enabling -proposed

On Wed, 2015-03-11 at 18:11 +0000, Iain Lane wrote:

> Similar to you, I'm unsure about the benefit for stable releases. There
> are probably cases where users struggling with bugs, or just trying to
> verify them, appreciate being able to get proposed updates easily. Both
> enabling NotAutomatic and removing the UI would make this harder. I'm
> not sure about the tradeoff here.

What if, instead, we remove the checkbox from the UI, add the
NotAutomatic feature, and also enable the proposed archive in
sources.list? This way, the udpates would not be automatic, there
wouldn't be any confusing UI, and it should be relatively easy to have
SRU testing done for specific packages, by having a link or something
which installs the specific packages from proposed for testing. People
who don't want/need it won't get anything. People who want all the
proposed packages can enable them if they want. And people who just want
to test an SRU can click a link in the bug report or SRU testing request
e-mail, to install the relevant packages.

Does that sound feasible?