[packagekit] RFC: Add a GetTestingUpdates method?

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 01:14:11 PST 2008

On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 10:23 -0600, Jud Craft wrote:
> You are making this too easy to stumble upon:  for example, this
> doesn't fit any of your suggested PackageKit audience user profiles at
> all.  This seems more like a late addition to your cases, based more
> on the fact that there is a shortage of Fedora testers, rather than
> the benefit that this will bring a casual user (which I am led to
> believe is PackageKit's intended audience).

Yes, which is why there is no code in git, and it was an RFC :-)

> In addition, does this functionality map to other distributions?  Do
> Ubuntu and SUSE use Fedora's idea of stable, testing repositories?


> Perhaps this should be a Fedora specific project -- a Fedora suite of
> tools that enable a user to easily monitor testing updates they have
> installed, provide feedback on them, and switch back to stable
> updates; this TesterKit could itself call PackageKit for package
> management, without diluting PackageKit's brand of general purpose,
> easy-to-use ideas.

Right, it would be pretty easy to add a fedora specific patch to do
this, but I wondered if other distributions are having the same

> My warnings may not be necessary; but speaking with the perspective of
> a dumb user in mind, rather than a Power Linux User, this seems like a
> good idea that is being stuffed into a bad implementation.

Yes, you might be right.


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