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Re: Debian Bug#20445 disagree

On Thu, Apr 16, 1998 at 07:37:20PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > > If a package being in "experimental" does not implicitly mean "not to be
> > > distributed in CDs", then we would need definitely another different
> > > "experimental" for gettext.
> > 
> > I'm not sure whether or not "experimental" is appropriate for gettext, then.
> I'm sure experimental is appropriate for gettext, as long as we all are
> sure that experimental is not appropriate to be put in CDs.

Is gettext so unstable? I doubt it. If it is only in experimental because
the upstream author expressed his wish not to distribute it widely, I
consider this as an abuse of experimental/.
> > Perhaps including project/experimental isn't such a good idea
> > after all.
> I agree.

I do not. I think the whole thing about free software is to spread it.
Probably not on the binary CD, but what about the source CD, which is mainly
interesting for developers. I hope some vendors will be kind enough to be
not so picky.


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