from my perspective it should be (which will completely break policy on several fronts)

Testing/unstable -> Fresh/Stable/Current -> Older Releases.

I don't know how the naming would need to be. I hesitate to suggest because I'm advocating breaking with a standard on Two different Distros. I apologize in Advance.


On 09/16/2016 08:57 AM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
Hi Martin,

Little clarification for the non-expert lurkers like myself, are you suggesting that the naming order should be as follows?

   unstable --> testing --> stable

... which would match the Debian policy found here:


On 2016-09-16 8:37 AM, Martin Landa wrote:

I took liberty to forward opinion about PPA naming from GRASS ML.  The
name for unstable PPA is simply confusing (moreover with combination
of testing PPA used for experimental packages - especially for Debian
users). Could be that I missed discussion about PPA naming, anyway
current names do not respect real usage of PPAs in my eyes.

And I want to express again big thanks (especially to Angelos) for
making ubuntugis project alive! Martin

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Blumentrath, Stefan <>
Date: 2016-09-16 13:12 GMT+02:00
Subject: RE: [GRASS-dev] ubuntu gis policy
To: Martin Landa <>, GRASS developers list

Hei Martin,

Do you have any chance to influence the naming of the PPAs?

As recently also discussed on the QGIS mailinglist, packages from a
repository named "unstable" can get blocked by system administrators
(who not necessarily will take the time to try to understand what is
behind all applications), regardless if I as a user tell them that
"unstable" actually means "current release"...

Would be nice to have a more admin-friendly name there...


-----Original Message-----
From: grass-dev [] On Behalf
Of Martin Landa
Sent: 16. september 2016 13:03
To: GRASS users list <>; GRASS developers
list <>
Subject: [GRASS-dev] ubuntu gis policy

Hi all,

recently ubuntugis maintainers changed their policy. This means that
currently is used this workflow:

OSGeoLive nightly --> UbuntuGIS Testing --> UbuntuGIS Unstable -->
UbuntuGIS Stable

What does it means for GRASS?

1) experimental packages (like Release Candidates) are uploaded to
Testing PPA [1]
2) final version packages are uploaded to Testing and Unstable [2]
3) Stable PPA can contain older version [3]

For user who want to help with testing experimental packages: please
use Testing PPA otherwise use Unstable (if you prefer up-to-date
version) or Stable PPA (you prefer stability - slightly older versions).



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