Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Re: Ease of enabling -proposed

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 04:18:29 PM Rodney Dawes wrote:
> 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?

-proposed isn't meant to be something large numbers of end users normally run
packages from. It's really a different case than what NotAutomatic was
designed for.

Scott K

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