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Re: Debian Bug#20445 disagree

>>"Marcus" == Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

Marcus> 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.

Marcus> Is gettext so unstable? I doubt it.

	Dpes not matter. We should be respecting the upstream authors
 wishes. Already Debian has the reputation of not forwarding bugs
 upstream; I do not want to add to that a report that we flagrantly
 ignore express requests by the authours. 

Marcus> If it is only in experimental because the upstream author
Marcus> expressed his wish not to distribute it widely, I consider
Marcus> this as an abuse of experimental/.
	Fine. Create a nerw heirarchy that like
 and put it in there. What purpose would this distinction serve?

Marcus> I do not. I think the whole thing about free software is to
Marcus> spread it.

	When it is ready. Early shipping is a major source of
 potential mebarrasement, and may alienate users.  If the authors
 themselves consider it unfit for general consumtion, are we not being
 presumtuous in saying we know the software better than the authors? 

Marcus> Probably not on the binary CD, but what about the source CD,
Marcus> which is mainly interesting for developers. I hope some
Marcus> vendors will be kind enough to be not so picky.

	It should not be a part of the Official CD, in my opinion,
 until the author gives an OK.

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 earth at once--and there is every reason to believe that it will do
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