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 <p...@gentoo.org> 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. -- Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman