On 08/08/17 10:46 , Laurence wrote: > However, there is an assumption here that the build and testing > is all done by the project.
Up to a certain point I think that's true (see below). > For the Linux client on Fedora (and Debian), > only a reference to the code in git is required. What is version > major.minor.release? This needs to be a commit rather than a branch as > it must be immutable and hence reproducible over time. > The code is built > from source and packaged using the Fedora infrastructure. It will then > be put into a testing repository and only released once validated. Correct. However, in my opinion that's a different kind of building and testing. Packages in testing repos of distribution don't necessarily contain untested or potentially unstable software. Those repo are first and foremost meant to test the distribution-specific building and packaging itself as well as the package integration into the whole distribution. The packages are typically still based on software that's released for production use by the upstream projects. That said, in my opinion an upstream project like BOINC does indeed its share of building and testing and only releases versions (as builds or source code) that it's confident to be stable to the best of its knowledge. > If > issues are found the build can be patched resulting in version > major.minor.release-patch or the fix gets back upstream and a new > version will be taken. Sure. Oliver
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