Re: FWD: RMS and Debian on his Toshiba
On Wed, 13 Jan, 1999, Joey Hess wrote:
> Jonathan Buzzard wrote:
> > As another example of the problems that ridged update scheme to Debian
> > can cause, on the latest Toshiba's the Fn key has a vicious tendency
> > to lock the machine up hard. Now I have an update to my hotkey program
> > (which is included in slink) which will fix this. However it comes as
> > a version upgrade in the package, and besides required a whole new
> > section of code to deal with the Fn key on the new models.
> > How does not allowing this as an update to slink do anything for
> > its stability?
> Anything that locks up the machine is a critical bug (since it can cause
> data loss) and so can go into frozen even if it has new code in it.
or even into stable
> In other words, point me at the new version and I'll get it into slink.
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