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Re: Kernel 2.2 and Slink

On Fri, Feb 12, 1999 at 11:49:56AM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> If Linux 2.2 is important enough, maybe we could freeze potato as soon as
> slink is released, target potato for Linux 2.2 (not only a release which
> is "Linux-ready", but make it fully based on Linux 2.2), and delay the 
> new libc 2.1 to the release after potato.

Gawd. We haven't finished slink yet, and we're already talking about
freezing potato?

Arguments for _not_ freezing, and just adding to slink:

	* It's _much_ easier to update a couple of packages, and make sure
	  everything else works with them, than to upgrade 1500 packages, and
	  make sure they all work together.

	* All good little Debianers are meant to help get the release out
	  while we're in the freeze. We don't have to, but we
	  should. We ought to be paying attention to CDs, and QA, and
	  release-critical bugs and whatever else. If we're spending
	  four months working on a freeze, for every two months spent
	  actually *developing*, how are we going to get anything done?

OTOH, I'm all for adding certain substantial things to the stable release
-- kernel 2.2, X 3.3.3 (and the new drivers in particular), even maybe
Qt & KDE.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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