Re: Debian doesn't have to be slower than time.
On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 02:36:36AM +0100, Michael Neuffer wrote:
> I believe that we must have:
> 1. a centralized source archive for the distribution.
> This can only be done with CVS or something similar.
> Maybe we could even use Bitkeeper for all I care.
> Besides practical reasons, there are even legal ones
> why we need this.
We already have a centralized source archive: ftp-master. It contains the
source for every package in the distribution (except for non-US, which will
hopefully change soon).
There are practical reasons why it is not necessarily useful to use CVS for
> 2. a build world mechanism
How exactly is this different from a buildd, other than that (presumably) it
would also build architecture-independent packages? The fact that you could
trigger a rebuild of the entire system at once? What do you do with all of
the things which don't build correctly, and the ones which build but are
broken? Without the maintainer or someone willing to NMU, this doesn't get
Regardless, I don't think that simple recompiles of packages are what is
causing Debian to release slowly. Woody certainly isn't waiting on