Re: Release management and package announcements
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 95 22:05 GMT
From: Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bruce Perens writes ("Re: debian-1.0 "):
> email@example.com said:
> > it might create problems for the mirrors.
> I think that while it is in its current state, 1.0 should not be where
> mirrors will find it unless they are explicitly looking for it. That
> means put it under private/project or something. We can have a few
> designated mirror sites for it in various places, but we certainly
> don't need as many as are currently mirroring 0.93R6 .
I disagree. I think that 1.0 should be created immediately as a copy
of 0.93R6, and put into public view.
1.0 is going to be our bleeding edge release, and we want adventurous
people to come and test it and report the bugs. This will help us
find the integration problems &c before we have the whole user
community jumping on us. It'll also make it much easier when we want
to release it - we can just repoint a few symlinks, rather than upset
all the mirrors again.
I agree with Ian--putting the debian-1.0 tree under private makes it
difficult for it to double as our bleeding edge a.out distribution.
(If we had a separate a.out bleeding edge tree, I'd agree with Bruce.
I'm not sure what we've decided to do about it.)