Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling
On Thursday 22 July 2010 20:28:49 Neil Williams wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 10:53:53 -0700
> Removing packages from testing does not remove them from any existing
> installation, so it's hard to see how the removal of packages which are
> plainly not suitable for release in stable supports an assertion that
> testing is somehow not intended for real users.
Having a system with packages "which are plainly not suitable for release in
stable" doesn't ring a bell in your book?
> There are no "internal release master reasons" - there are Release
> Critical bugs
How do you think a bug gains "Critical" status? Is that the kind of software
you'd want installed in your system?
> and if anyone in Debian feels that the RC bug which
> caused the removal of the package was invalid or not as bad as
> reported, then that person needs to get involved and disprove the bug
> or explain why the severity should be downgraded. If users don't do
> that, there can hardly be complaints if those publicly discussed issues
> cause the removal of the package from Debian mirrors.
And once a package is removed from Debian mirrors because it is in so bad
state even Debian Developers can't stand allowing it being installed on third
party systems, how exactly does it become uninstalled from all those systems
that unawaringly did installed it?