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Re: I'd like to coordinate a major update of stable

>>"Joey" == Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> writes:

 Joey> You are the one who doesn't understant the problem.

        I see.

        Rather than berate each other about our obtuseness on this
 issue in particular, or a lack of acuity in general, I posit that
 there are two issues involved:

 a) frustration involved in readin the docs in two different locations
    The symlink solution addresses this
 b) incremental upgrades to unstable packages from unstable, which
    makes documentation not be accessable with tools such as dwww,
    man, ect. Your stable upgrades solution addresses that.

        The stable-upgrades solution has no impact on the former
 problem, and the symlinks solution only addresses the latter in a non
 optimal fashion.

        I agree that the symlinks solution does not handle 2; and your
 stable upgrades solution would be required.

 Joey> I am hugely tired of trying to explin this to people, when
 Joey> absolutly no one seems to get it. This is a large part of why I
 Joey> proposed this in the first place. Since no one understand the
 Joey> problem anyway, I doubt we will ever get a correct
 Joey> solution. :-(

        If no one gets it, possibly the reason is not that every one
 is, umm, dumb? The proposal that I put forth before the -policy
 group, and before the tech ctte, has to do with the first problem. 

        Yoiu did bring up the second solution, but never explained
 that the domain of the problem was different from the one that the
 symlink solution was addressing (adding to the confusion is the fact
 that the symlink solution seems to solve the second problem in a
 kludgy, suboptimal fashion).


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