Currently to file a stablereq, I have to first do a search for the package (to see outstanding bugs), then to go to bugs.gentoo.org (or use pybugz) and then enter the stablereq.
I run a mostly stable system, though, and I get testing packages only through putting them in package.keywords. That way I regularly get packages which aren't marked stable but work flawlessly in an otherwise stable system, so they'd be candidates for stabilization.
Testing a small package currently often takes less time than filing a stable request (especially because the testing can be done while using the package).
What I'd now love to have is a way to say "the package in version x works for me" (or "no bugs visible for me"). Once several people on an arch do that and there are no more pending bugs for the package + version, a stablereq for that arch could be filed.
That way I could help narrowing the gap between testing and stable systems without too much effort.
Please discuss it on gentoo-dev mailing list.
I'm not on that list, but I guess that means, it's being discussed.
Thanks for the info!
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> I'm not on that list, but I guess that means, it's being discussed.
> Thanks for the info!
It means you should describe there and start a discussion about that.
Then it will have to wait one and a half months - I can't currently subscribe to another mailinglist with my exams coming up.
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> Then it will have to wait one and a half months - I can't currently subscribe
> to another mailinglist with my exams coming up.
You don't need to read e-mails from other threads :) .