[Pkg-xfce-devel] svn structure and 4.4 packaging

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 21:42:03 UTC 2006

> Well, snapshots vs releases aren't just a manner of tag. When a dev
> thinks it's software is ready to do a release (even a
> pre-alpha-unstable-release), he has good reasons. Daily snapshots are

Sometimes they think they could call their release x.y-alpha1 but they don't
they dont have time and it would be as arbitrary as a daily snapshot. I am
about code which is nearing beta as xfce upstream is not any random point in
time (xfmedia currently)

> Yeah but latest "releasable" code. I think if we package daily snapshots
> we can encounter bugs that would not be on a (whatever)-release.

 I think if it's good enough for us to use it's good enough for eager users.

> > well daily snapshots don't imply daily uploading of them :)
> so how users could test ? what would be the benefits ?

well uploads from time to time of a recent daily snapshot which the
uploader tested
this assumes uploader watches what goes on upstream (at least changelogs if
not code)

Right now I am pretty sure most of xfce 4.3 could be used by users of an
unstable distro.

> > features are concerned even though stable enough otherwise.
> But you can have a mass breakage from one day to another.

Unlikely to be that grave, but even so people using dapper (dunno about sid)
assume this risk. And  the breakage in xfce (except maybe thunar) could not
cause data loss or similar only crashes and so.

I don't think testing each and every daily snapshot to see if it's
> usable, then upload from time to time, is a good idea. That what
> (whatever)-releases are for. And if Xfce devs don't do releases, they
> may have good reasons. (lots of stuff moving etc..).

Lack of time...

Though, asking them for releases («being curious, poking, nudging»)
> can't hurd.

I don't want to be too pushy.

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