* Leif Neland <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [010219 08:54] wrote:
> We all know: -current is bleeding edge, expect it to break at random. Don't run it 
>if you don't know how to fix it.
> -stable is for production, it works all the time.
> Do we need a level in between for people who just run current for the fun of it and 
>for testing.
> So after the hardcore has tested it in -current, they commit it to all the monkeys 
>trying to break it, and we then try it on n^m' combinations of hardware/software.
> I might not be able to fix a problem, but I can report what happens, and if my 
>-current breaks for a few days, it is no big deal.
> While -current is not for everybody, I believe people like me helps in quality 
>testing before the stuff hits -stable.
> Perhaps not a level, just a separate file, which contained the date of the last 
>known version without known major problems. (or "." if no known problems)

This is a good idea, however it would take someone dedicated to
maintaining this as well as doing regression testing.  Those
regression tests could easily be ported to -stable making for
happier -stable as well as -current users.

Are you volunteering? :)

"I have the heart of a child; I keep it in a jar on my desk."

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