[packagekit] RFC: Add a GetTestingUpdates method?

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 01:16:43 PST 2008

On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 10:28 -0600, Jud Craft wrote:
> 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 know me -- if it's not generic API then it's not going in. But, I do
think it's useful to let the distro do cool stuff.

> 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.

Right, fair point.

> 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.

A fedora specific updater might be the best idea actually.
gnome-packagekit-experimental or gnome-packagekit-fedora. We could do
some cool stuff in a seporate applet.


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