Re: Uploading during freeze time
Le 12/10/10 15:55, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso a écrit :
[standard rambling about how freeze slows down unstable development]
I know it's pretty useless to participate in this sort of conversation,
but conversation is not about being useful, right?
> unstable again is again used as it should be
The point is that not everybody agrees about how unstable *should* be
used (and the available documentation reflects a historical state of
mind which may not be current anymore).
Your stand is "unstable is for always getting the latest release of
everything". Others see unstable as the development platform for the
next stable Debian release. Outside of freeze periods, the two
point-of-views yield the same result: latest upstream tarball, active
packaging effort. During freeze, they don't: the former would still want
the latest upstream, while the latter dictates to continue active
package development on a frozen upstream tarball.
I personally consider that it is not necessary for Debian unstable to
always have the latest version of everything, because Debian's strength
lays in the robustness of stable and the commitment to support it for
several years. I want the best stable possible with the best backports
When I want the very latest of anything, I go directly to the upstream
website and download binaries or the source. Other distributions are
released more often than Debian and may well be a better choice for
people who simply like (or need) to upgrade their system every 6 months.
Most of the time, except for very specialized software, I'm very happy
to lag behind by 6 months or even 2 years.