[CentOS-devel] CentOS Plus / CentOS Extras Policy

Thu Dec 8 03:20:12 UTC 2005
seth vidal <skvidal at phy.duke.edu>

On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 02:37 +0000, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> We need to work out  format / policy for pkgs built and hosted in the 
> CentOS Extras / CentOS Plus Testing area -> Stable repository.
> One option is to move pkgs by Time-Default. Under this setup, once 
> announced in the centos-devel list, after 14 days the pkgs are moved 
> into the stable repositories. The time issue is arbitary, I feel 14 days 
> is 'long enough'. If its too long we can shorten it to 7 days ? Would 
> that give enough time to find major issues ?
> Second option, would be to raise a bugs.centos.org issue for each pkg - 
> and ask for feedback on the issue tracker. Moving the package from 
> Testing to Stable would required a fixed number of positive responders. 
> eg. 5 people need to confirm it works ?
> Third option would be to leave it upto the packager / builder to decide 
> when its ok to move things over from Testing -> Stable. However, in lots 
> of cases, pkgers are busy. And to be honest, unless the pkger thinks its 
>   OK, the pkg would not be in Testing anyway. I prefer if other people 
> were to be involved in the test process as well.

Fedora has been letting the packager set the standard but normally lets
the testing period be 1 - 2 weeks.

Secondly - for preserving old packages we've been keeping the latest 2
versions of any package in the main repo - that's the standard extras is
using now for repo pruning.

hope that helps.