RE: so what? Re: Debian development modem
IMO six months is too long. How about freeze every three months and
release twice a year at fixed dates? Something like the NetBSD schedule.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Jackson [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 28, 1998 2:49 PM
> To: Debian developers list
> Subject: Re: so what? Re: Debian development modem
> I see one big reason why hamm is taking so long to release: it's not
> compatible with bo.
> This has made developers (many of whom were attracted by Debian's
> incremental and partial upgrade capability) very reluctant to
> upgrade. It has also made it impossible to fix bugs in bo.
> Let us never make this mistake again.
> We should, instead, simply freeze unstable every six months, and
> release it three months or so later. A package should be allowed into
> frozen (or stable) if it would improve the quality of the
> We have often good backwards compatibility, so that it doesn't matter
> if our stable distribution is a mixture of a.out and ELF or libc5 and
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