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Month: October 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Trinity's release model

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:04:44 -0800

On Thursday 11 October 2012 09:28:41 Lisi wrote:
> On Thursday 11 October 2012 18:08:14 Janek S. wrote:
> > After upgrading to and getting a bunch of new bugs introduced
> I ran aptitude update this morning.  I had no updates.  So had nothing to
> upgrade.
> > I
> > started thinking it might be a good idea to release new packages
> > continously as changes are made to the code,
> Slávek has been doing that.  Hence my lack of updates/upgrades this
> morning.
> > instead of doing a big release
> > once every few months. I realize there are some major changes going on in
> > the code and they cannot be released partially. Still I think that thanks
> > to git's branching and merging capabilities it should be possible to
> > merge some smaller changes and bugfixes into master and release them as
> > update. Woludn't that be an easier way to track new bugs introduced to
> > the code? Instead of getting a whole load of bug reports after a major
> > release, bugs would be reported as they appear and would be easier to
> > track down to conrete packages and changes made in the code.
> Those who want to do so, can use Slávek's patches; those who don't want to
> use the patches, can have it all as one great big splodge.
> Best of both worlds.
> Lisi

This is true, but was not documented on the TDE web site.  I read about it 
Slávek's repo's on this list, subject: 'Preparing updates for 3.5.13'

 I admit I was a bit nervous using this repo, I use Debian stable and the idea and 
practice of installing updates continuously tweaked my poor brain. It worked out 
as Lisi indicated, an uptodate system at time of release.

One issue was that the original release of 3.5.13 was to buggy (imho) for a 
quality release, which made updating in this fashion seem necessary. Ubuntu style 
instead of Debian style :-)

I am thoughtly testing 3.5.14 and Debian Wheezy in virtualization. I may not even 
update my Squeeze workstation, it works, don't mess with it.