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Re: Updates-testing (was: Re: thunderbird upgrade - wtf?)

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Alex Hudson wrote:

> On 14/10/09 15:31, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-10-14 at 09:27 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> >
> > > The problem isn't GLODA and smart folders, it's that we have no process in
> > > place to identify and deal with problems like this before it's too late.
> > >
> > Aside from updates-testing you mean, where people can test potential
> > updates and give feedback as to how they work on their systems?
> >
> For me, there is a bit of a problem with updates-testing: the machine I work
> on is my primary desktop, and I'm extremely wary of getting myself into a
> situation I can't easily get out of. Now, you might argue that avoiding u-t is
> essentially avoiding the inevitable (and Tbird 3 has shown me that, so I
> agree), but it is riskier.
> What would sell me totally on u-t was if there was something where I can roll
> back bad packages.

I've suggested this very thing in a F-A-B thread this week.  We,
packagers, have no way to fix a mistake and very few things preventing us
from making them:



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