Re: DPLs : what do you think about ...
On Mon, Dec 14, 1998 at 09:48:18AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > It's also pretty stupid to toss out our centralized package structure and
> > force each developer to come up with their own idea of where to put
> > packages on their own system. This would mean a return to the days of
> > hunting down everything you wanted, instead of the debian way of getting it
> > from a central location. No thanks.
> You fail to see that the freeze would be shortened if it were handled
> correctly. Which means your updates would not be held off long.
You forget that many bugs require people experienced with the packages to
fix. Those of us without any release critical bugs will help where we
can, but where we can't we just can't.
> > Look, if I feel like adding wonderful feature x to debhelper, that does not
> > mean I feel like finding a bug in some package I don't use and fixing it. If
> > you want people to contribute to debian, don't keep puttingh all this
> > annoyance in our way of doing so.
> Then don't help. But to be perfectly honest, why should an entire fork for
> an unstable be done just because some developers are bored and don't want
> to assist with the rest of the project? I think your statement sounds
> rather selfish. I seriously doubt that the feature is more important than
> making the current frozen dist the best it can be.
Because it's not a few people honestly. And because of the above point.
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