Jeroen Roovers posted on Sat, 30 Oct 2010 19:40:45 +0200 as excerpted:

> On Sat, 30 Oct 2010 09:44:42 +0400
> Peter Volkov <> wrote:
>> Also speaking about this specific package: I've maintained this package
>> quite long time and I'm following upstream mailing list and I've never
>> heard from upstream it's safe to push betas on all users.
> I didn't push it on all users. Maybe ~arch users, but they get to keep
> the pieces when they break their systems, if I recall correctly.

To some extent, yes.

However, Gentoo policy has always been that even ~arch is only upstream-
stable packages, the ~arch keyword denoting Gentoo package testing 
(basically, the ebuild script and dependencies), /not/ upstream testing.  
In with certain exceptions, in particular for packages where Gentoo itself 
is upstream, if it's not a package that could at least in theory be Gentoo-
stable if no bugs appear during the 30-day standard stabilizing period, 
it's not supposed to be ~arch keyworded either.

That's an important distinction to make.

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