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Re: potato late, goals for woody (IMHO)

On Mon, May 01, 2000 at 05:58:37AM -0400, Mike Bilow wrote:
> Slink is so old now as to be borderline useless.  

Compare and contrast this to the "potato is not a significant jump
from slink".

> With its basis of glibc
> 2.0 instead of 2.1, slink will not run the Sun JDK 1.2.2, PostgreSQL 6.5,
> and all sorts of other things we need.  As a result, we actually have
> production web servers and database servers running on potato, which is
> not technically stable.  We regard this as extremely undesirable.

Which probably means that the way you work is much better suited by an
"unstable" tree, ie, one that keeps getting updated as new software gets
released albeit with the worst bugs avoided. This is what `testing' is.
Compare this to a release that's even every six months; I am right in
this summation, aren't I?

I'd point to a url, but auric seems to have disappeared off the face of
the net for the time being...


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