<brendyyn>But will the way master is used changed? I kinda wish everything would first go to a testing branch for a short time before going to master. Then guix users can choose if they want to be a regular user or a tester. developers will generally put themselves on this testing branch by default allowing them to test other peoples patches with 0 effort. Currently testing requires going and getting peoples patches off
<brendyyn>the mailing list and rebuilding, which is tedious. Currently, if things are still how they were a year ago, small contributions go Submitter -> one reviewer -> every guix user on the planet. And there have been occasions where master is broken in preventable ways because of this. Perhaps if it was like Submitter -> Reviewer -> testing (5 days) -> master, it would be more sensible.
<civodul>brendyyn: if you've seen the automation work by cbaines_, that sort of goes in that direction
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<cbaines>Yeah, although I've been looking at trying to automate the testing of individual patches, as I think that would avoid having to hold patches on a testing branch, and instead just merge them in to master.
<cbaines>If the testing process for patches can get more rigorous, then hopefully things on master will break less often
<brendyyn>I'd like for it to not just have awesome automated testing, but if patches can go into a testing branch very easily rather than sitting on the mailing list, then any user is only one guix command away from building and testing a given submittion
<cbaines>I'm not quite sure where a testing branch comes in to it... but as part of the stuff I've been working on, I've been generating Git branches corresponding to series of patches sent to the mailing list
<XWill>I need some help: i'd like to run Freecad from the appimage found on the website, i thought i have to use guix environment but i did not find a way to run this application. The same is true for all others programs distributed in binary format. What is the right way to do that?
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<civodul>kmicu: no, rekado_ talked about the experience using Wisp in the GWL when we were at FOSDEM