Re: Debian development modem (was The broken libjpeg-6b is in RH 5.1)
On Wed, May 27, 1998 at 10:59:26AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> David Engel <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Debian had a mostly libc6 based system long before RedHat, yet RedHat
> > is releasing their second libc6 system while Debian still has no clue
> > when, or even if, it will release.
> And RedHat 5.0 was fairly buggy and had to be patched before it was
> usable in a number of cases.
Debian had already solved, or at least knew how to solve, all of these
problems even before RH5.0 betas were released.
> We've had an unstable release for a while, and it's gone through a
> number of revisions. I've put together production machines based
> on pre-release instances of Hamm.
I've been running several production systems base on hamm for well
over a year.
What do the above two things tell you? They tell me that Debian is
great at getting to a near-release quality state and then tends to
> Maybe you're suggesting that we should do official cdrom releases
> of unstable versions?
No, what I'm suggesting is that in its current form, Debian is
incapable of making a timely release, and until that changes, Debian
will continue to flounder like it always has.
David Engel ODS Networks
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