Better testing of tagged tars

Andreas K. Huettel dilfridge at
Wed Feb 13 00:21:07 UTC 2013

Am Dienstag, 12. Februar 2013, 22:05:00 schrieb Martin Gräßlin:
> On Tuesday 12 February 2013 15:28:35 Anke Boersma wrote:
> > This whole thread was about stable tars, not RC or Beta.
> Sorry at least to me that was not obvious. (thread started on 31. of
> January, doesn't mention minor releases, so I assumed it meant the
> upcoming release of 4.10) - all I wrote so far was explicitly for the case
> of a 4.x.0 release.
> > What was found
> > and reported often, is regressions from say, 4.x.2 to 4.x.3.
> > Reported not in bug reports, but more a discussion on IRC, see if anyone
> > was aware, sometimes ml, again, just checking if it was a known/accepted
> > regression.
> status quo is that currently the branches are basically untested. Here
> personally I would love to get more testing as I never like pushing to
> branch (let's push to master, if nobody screams in two weeks, let's
> backport).

[shameless plug] Use Gentoo, it's trivial here since the install process is 
basically the same whether git (any branch) or tarball. Our packager team 
mostly runs live builds, and adapts the packaging instructions there first, 
which is then copied to the release version. [/shameless plug]


Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer 
dilfridge at

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