Re: Bug#197049: ITP: conglomerate -- an XML editor for GNOME
On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 18:12:03 +0200, Sven Luther <email@example.com> said:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 09:49:23AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 10:31:56 +0200 (CEST), Jérôme Marant
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> > En réponse à Arnaud Vandyck <email@example.com>:
>> >> Hi,
>> >> IMHO, unstable is a good place for it. Upload Conglomerate in
>> >> unstable and fill an RC bug "not usable at the moment" to be
>> >> sure it will not go to testing, even if it's buggy.
>> >> Everyone knows that unstable is not stable ;-)
>> > BZZZT. Wrong. "unstable" means unstable packaging, not unstable
>> > software. unstable is not for alpha/beta software except when
>> > there is a stable version around (shipped as -snapshot packages).
>> Hmm, no. I would not upload an alpha version of a software package
>> that is already in the distribution to unstable, since a simple
>> upgrade may damage a users installation. However, a totally new
>> package, unless it destroys unrelated data ort causes crashes,
>> would go into unstable, not experimental.
>> Also, packaging is under my control. I never upload packages
>> without testing out the packaging -- and since I have packaged
>> other packages, the packaging is never going to be the reason to
>> upload into experimental.
>> Experimental is, in my eyes, reserved for software flakey enough to
>> destabilize the system, potentially destroy data or damage other
>> packages, of a experimental version of a package already in the
> So it should be ok if i upload the package to unstable, even if the
> package crashes often, and thus, since it is an XML editor, the user
> can loose part of its work ?
*Sigh*. Rules of thumb are no subst=itute for common sense or
Did I not say data loss is reason enough for experimental?
> At least i should add a warning in the long description then or
> something such ?
If it causes data loss, you should use experimental.
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