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Re: [trinity-devel] Release plans for TDE are probably to rethink

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:19:57 +0000
On Wednesday 25 November 2015 13:19:22 Alexandre wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
> I think that the release plans for TDE are probably to rethink, or to do in
> another way.
>
>
> As an example, most projects have their users use the stable releases, but
> in TDE, as R14.0.0 was not 100% up to what users expect, many of those
> switched up to Slavek's preliminary stable builds. This is not bad in
> itself to use unstable versions for testing purposes, but I do not think
> that it is the best idea to use it on a production system.
>
>
> Also, as it is the case now, R14.0.2 is not said to be released, but you
> can see users complaining (with reasons) that it is very slow to update to
> R14.0.2., mostly because mirrors are not yet in sync with the main server.
>
> I don't know enough about how software repos work, but I think that the new
> release should be blocked for a moment and then be available to users only
> when everything is ready and in sync on mirrors.
>
>
>
> This would allow:
>
> 1. A more consistent release plan
>
> 2.Stop having to deal with users saying that they get kind-of error 404, or
> ultra slow download speed
>
> 3.Reduce Tim's bandwidth costs and load on its servers
>
>
> What do you think?

I don't see a problem!  Slávek's stuff isn't "unstable".  It is release ready, 
just not yet released.

Even a large project like Debian sometimes has mirror-syncing "problems".

The slowness problem has been solved as Slávek said.  Which will also solve 
the syncing problem because the redirector will choose the mirror.  The only 
problem is, as Slávek says on the user's list, that not everyone is yet using 
mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org
as is now recommended.
https://www.trinitydesktop.org/
https://wiki.trinitydesktop.org/DebianInstall  (For Debian)  (Mutatis 
mutandis.)

Lisi