[fedora-virt] ANNOUNCE: Rawhide virt repo for F11 users

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed May 20 13:28:45 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 02:25:17PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-05-20 at 13:50 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > Here's a (non-scratch) build of the very latest libguestfs for F-11.
> > You're gonna love this one -- 14 subpackages for each architecture :-)
> Um. You've pushed this to F-11 too, though:
>  $> koji latest-pkg dist-f12 --quiet libguestfs
>  libguestfs-1.0.27-2.fc12    dist-f12                    rjones
>  $> koji latest-pkg dist-f11-updates-candidate --quiet libguestfs
>  libguestfs-1.0.27-1.fc11.1  dist-f11-updates-candidate  rjones
> The preview repo is for packages we choose not to push to the stable
> branch (because we want to avoid regressions) which we would like virt
> testers using F-11 to play with.

Sure sure ...

> You could think of it this way - there are different types of users
> consuming these packages:
>   1) Users who want things to stay stable and who aren't necessarily 
>      expecting new features until they update to F-12 - these are 
>      people with just the updates repo enabled
>   2) Same as (1) but who are willing to help out testing updates for 
>      the whole distro in order to catch things before they hit the 
>      people in category (1) - these people have the updates and 
>      updates-testing repos enabled
>   3) Mostly the same as (1) or (2), but have a specific interest in 
>      testing new virt features and are willing to deal with virt 
>      regressions - these people enable the updates, updates-testing and 
>      preview repos
>   4) People who are interested in helping with helping with F-12 
>      development in general, not just virt - these people run rawhide
> Since you're making libguestfs-1.0.27 available to (1) and (2), they'll
> naturally be available to (3) too.
> i.e. it doesn't need to be in the preview repo, right?

No this one doesn't need to be.


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