[cut-team] CUT discussion summary for -project@

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Tue Sep 7 16:28:23 UTC 2010

Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 05/09/10 at 11:44 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > My main perplexity is with advertising a suite called "snapshot" form
> > day-1, as it is a name that already conveys the idea of a "dumb"
> > snapshot, a concept that can stick around in people minds. I propose to
> > call the visible suite "rolling" since the very beginning. After all,
> > even "dumb" periodic snapshots are "rolling", it is only their frequency
> > which is (way) more coarse grained ...
> If that suite is used for installation purposes, I don't think that it
> should use the "rolling" name, because each new release of "rolling"
> would then require doing minimal QA on the installer. So we would be
> very limited on how much we reduce the frequency of "rolling" updates.
> So I would very much prefer the suite to be called "snapshot" or "cut".

Well, I have not wanted to get into bikeshedding the name
(snapshot-YYYYMMDD) that Aj was using, but I think that zack has a point
about perception of snapshot, so I'm back to my original desire to have
the snapshot release called "cut" (either "cut 1" or "cut-YYYYMMDD",
or both).

see shy jo
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