Re: Proposal to help Debian release on time
On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 01:47:39PM -0800, Rob wrote:
> Proposal to help Debian release on time.
> Add a 4th version of a package called fallback. This package version should
> not have any RC bugs. So now you have stable, fallback, testing and unstable
> package versions in the pool.
On the surface it appears to be a good idea: give the release manager
another option 3:
1. accept package for new release.
2. don't accept package for new release.
3. revert to fall back package.
> Fallback would start off beening a link to the same package version as stable.
Just because the package is suitable for the last release does not
automatically make it suitable for release in the next release, due to
changes in policy, other packages this package depends on, etc.
Maybe modifying to this would be better:
3. revert to fall back package in unstable, and wait for it to
get into testing using normal testing process.
However, another issue: what affect would this have on mirrors (which I
hear are having big problems keeping up with the bandwidth and storage
requirements for Debian)?