On Tue, Dec 15, 1998 at 01:32:51AM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote: > Ben, did you hear a proposal made by someone, I think Anthony Towns was > part of the discussion if not the person who was suggesting it (someone > will correct me if my memory is in error), that unstable become a never > released distribution? <Kibo> The short summary: It's a nice idea, probably one who's time hasn't quite come. The major problem isn't so much improving the idea, but finding the time to actually implement it, and ensure a smooth transition. Guy Maor seems to have some concerns about the scope of the proposals, and whether the results would be worth the effort to make the transition. With that and the ubiquitous `other commitments', I haven't done much more on this since. The long summary: Pre-proposal discussion: http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9805/msg01786.html http://www.debian.org/~ajt/debian-ftp/ Other discussion can be found in the May -devel archives under various subjects, including "so what? Re: Debian development modem" and "musings on "the release thing"". Proposal: http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9807/msg02084.html http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9807/msg02821.html http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9808/msg00002.html Discussion of the proposal can be found by looking through the -devel archives of July and August 1998, by grepping for "Archive Restructuring". I'm inclined to suspect further discussion should be left until January or so, but if people want to start coding, feel *very* free. Phil Hands <firstname.lastname@example.org> may still be willing to make accounts on open.hands.com for testing. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <email@example.com> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. PGP encrypted mail preferred. ``Like the ski resort of girls looking for husbands and husbands looking for girls, the situation is not as symmetrical as it might seem.''
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