[packagekit] RFC: Add a GetTestingUpdates method?

Stanislav Visnovsky visnov at suse.cz
Mon Dec 15 00:55:24 PST 2008

On Saturday 13 December 2008 17:28:09 Jud Craft wrote:
> Upon quick reflection, I wish to insist that this should probably be a
> Fedora-specific implementation separate from PackageKit, rather than
> trying to shoehorn generality into PackageKit to support it.  The idea
> in general will require very distro-specific implementations, and is
> subject to the vagaries of each distro; a distro may change its
> testing scheme at will.
> Suffice to say:  if you do this, you should support it generally.  And
> if you support it generally, that means you must keep up with each
> distro's user-testing paradigm.  I think this is too much for this
> project to do; and implementing a Fedora-only feature in PackageKit
> would be unfair.
> You'd never hear of Microsoft or Apple exposing experimental updates
> to their end-users; they are for advanced users who intentionally
> enroll in a project or group to receive them.
> A simple applet "Help us make Fedora better!" which could be the
> user-facing doorstep to installing a Tester-Kit style project,
> mentioned above, would probably be better in Fedora's case.

I tend to agree.


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