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Re: Timing of code freeze and making exceptions

On Tue, Mar 10, 1998 at 05:13:34AM -0500, Gregory S. Stark wrote:
> I would consider it a major shame if we put out a CD containing software a
> full major revision out of date. It's one thing to be back a couple minor
> revisions, but to ship software lynx 2.7 or ncurses 3 would be downright
> embarrassing.

On Tue, Mar 10, 1998 at 09:10:03PM -0800, Guy Maor contributed:
> I don't think we should wait.  There's always going to be one more
> program that we will wait on, and we would end up never releasing.

I agree that we can't hold of making a release because there's a new major
version of the Y program arriving RSN.

But I doubt it's an either/or type of situation. Once we're in the freeze
period, we'll have "frozen" and a new "unstable", which will quickly contain
the new versions (lynx 2.8, gcc 2.8, ncurses 4 etc.). Isn't it an option to
include on the official CD images a selection of the new "unstable" at
release time, containing these major upgrades, space permitting? Of course,
such a selection should be clearly marked with a note like 
	The software in this section is not a part of Debian 2.0. It was
	released too recently to undergo the quality assurance procedure
	the Debian project uses to test packages for release. However,
	the Debian project wishes to make these new versions available
	to you. We recommend that you check [update page / post-release
	notes & hints page] before installing this software."

Tevens ben ik van mening dat Nederland overdekt dient te worden.

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