Testing the bleeding edge
Posted Mar 2, 2006 19:56 UTC (Thu) by iabervon
Parent article: Testing the bleeding edge
Perhaps development versions should give a much closer relationship to the bug reporting systems. I could imagine a system where you get development packages through the bug tracker, where you first see the known issues list and become acquainted with the mechanism needed to report bugs if you find them.
Of course, this wouldn't work too well with binary package distributions, where you generally can't test the development versions of only a limited number of packages without also switching to development versions of everything. Although maybe development versions should be always source-based, for this reason, and also for better ability to track issues to the responsible package (i.e., when a program crashes, is it that the new version of the program has a bug, or is it that the new glibc has a bug that this particular program exposes?).
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