On Thu, 26 Feb 1998, Jonathan A. George wrote:
> 1. Can't Netscape's binary be bundled for free now?
Have they actually released code or changed the licence yet?
> 2. If the 2.0 Debian release simply adds glib2 it will simply end up
> lagging RedHat, Suse, and possibly Slackware.
We have a few more packages and get paid a little less than the
competition. However, I think the Debian release will be more stable
than RedHat at least (not sure about the rest).
> The real jump ahead would be the addition of gcc2.8 and kernel2.1.89 in
> addition to glib2. The performance and features gained by the addition
> of the new kernel and glib should not be underestimated.
I don't quite understand your reasoning. Before we slap the stable
sticker on this thing, you want us to upgrade two key elements to their
unstable version? I don't think Debian should ever use an unstable kernel
as the default kernel, although I see no problem making a source package
that the user compiles. I'd advise holding gcc2.8 back until it's
stability is proven, which will probably be no sooner than Debian 2.1.
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