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Re: Suggestion: Skip Slink!



On Sun, Jan 03, 1999 at 10:04:11PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I propose that Debian skip slink, and have a freeze of potato soon.
> 
> This comes for several reasons:
> 
> 1. Slink is already seriously obsolete, since it has been frozen for
>    about as long as we are supposed to go between releases.
> 
> 2. Slink release is some time off, and is complicated by the fact
>    that most developers now run potato.
> 
> 3. Slink freeze has not (yet) been done properly on some archs.
> 
> If we go with potato, we can:
> 
> 1. Include X 3.3.3 (YAY!)

We definately need this, how is that gonna look when we are the only distribution still shipping the
old xfree?

> 2. Include Linux 2.2.0 (YAY!)  (well, maybe.)
> 

If it's out in time, at this rate is still gonna be a few months. 2.2.0pre4 is still really buggy for me.
No midi on my sb16 and scsi emulation tends to cause random lockups.

> 3. Include current versions of other programs  (do I smell Perl5.005?)
> 

We should probably put the new gnome in there too, 0.30 is really old.

> And, if we freeze it quickly, it may not be any later than a slink release. 
> It appears that a slink release is at least a few months off anyway.
> 
> Slink is looking like a big mass of obsolete stuff to me.
> 

Yes, unfortunately it is.

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