On 19/04/07, Dave Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 05:08:29PM +0100, Chris Brown wrote:
> > On 18.04.2007 23:23, Dave Jones wrote:
> > > On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 01:47:55PM -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > > > I'd say let F7 testing iron out 2.6.21 for a while before deciding
> > about
> > > > FC6. We should be in the part of freeze where serious Fedora weenies
> > are
> > > > doing a lot of testing.
> > > Getting 2.6.21 into FC6 does also have the additional advantage that
> > > it's an extra round of testing for what will become the F7 kernel.
> > +1 -- putting in in updates-testing quite soon might be a start.
> +1 for moving it straight into updates for reasons already stated plus isn't
> a kernel upgrade dependent on user confirmation? I have always felt for this
> reason that updates-testing is not the right place for testing kernels as
> the installonlyn plugin for yum ensures that a backup kernel (hopefully
> stable) is always available.
I usually recommend at least 1 day in updates-testing, if only to catch
any *really* stupid bugs. A few times I've been hit by dumb packaging thinkos
and even a few 'doesnt boot' bugs which were blindingly obvious after testing.
Especially the older hardware, which I don't test as much these days.
updates-testing doesn't get the level of feedback that I'd like to see,
but I think this is largely because a lot of people don't know it's there.
If firstboot had a "would you like to test experimental updates?" dialog,
we may find we get a lot more feedback. Well,.. I can dream.