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Re: I'd like to coordinate a major update of stable

I see that an update of stable is not only something that is desireable, but it
is also needed.  Adding XFree86 3.3.3 is a good example of this.  I have seen
that in MANY cases, the package maintainers update their packages for slink,
even after unstable is well into the project cycle.  If the maintainers are
already kicking ass by setting up .deb files for both the older "stable" and
"unstable, by makeing the .deb files available, why not make these new .deb
files official?

							Dave Bristel

On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) wrote:

> Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 20:41:44 +0200
> From: "J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)" <jdassen@wi.LeidenUniv.nl>
> To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: I'd like to coordinate a major update of stable
> Resent-Date: 11 Aug 1999 19:15:04 -0000
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> On Wed, Aug 11, 1999 at 08:42:40 -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Wichert, Darren Benham, Joseph Carter, Johnnie Ingham and myself were
> > talking two days ago at dinner and we all agreed it would be a good thing
> > if we could make a major new release of stable before potato is frozen.
> > This might even be called debian 2.2 and potato would then be 2.3 or 3.0.
> Please comment on whether you see this as a one-off as potato is taking so
> long, or as an experiment to see if a "stable-current" distribution
> alongside stable and unstable is desirable and maintainable.
> > We continued talking about this and had an idea about the /usr/share/doc
> > transition.
> Sounds great.
> Ray
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