Re: Game plan for slink, a suggestion
On Jul 26, Lars Wirzenius decided to present us with:
> [ Please don't Cc: public replies to me. ]
> * Release by December 15, 1998 (freeze by November 1 or 15),
> so people can give it as a Christmas present.
Yes very good idea. I agree with the opinion that the freeze
should be earlier, yet - October 15?
> * Make it a small, incremental release. Make the primary
> thing to strive for the ability to keep a deadline.
This would be very important, removing Debian's bad reputation
> * Make as much as possible automatically compilable by
> dbuild, debbuild, or a similar script, assuming a rich
> build environment (given that we haven't got source
> dependencies yet). This would benefit porting efforts.
Why not _add_ source dependencies before that?
Ok real proposal then:
1: source dependencies may be in the .dsc only, no need to
propagate them to the .deb (and consequently to Packages and
2: a new list would be a place for this - debian-autobuild or
something, so everyone who's interested can start serious work
and everyone who isn't can get rid of this.
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