Re: potato late, goals for woody (IMHO)
>>"Anthony" == Anthony Towns <email@example.com> writes:
Anthony> On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 01:50:52PM +0200, Hartmut Koptein wrote:
>> A release is after three months outdated (not all, but many packages); the
>> users accept then three others months of using this version, but after 6
>> months they will (and sometimes they must) upgrade packages.
Anthony> Note that by this reasoning potato is already outdated and
Anthony> rapidly heading into completely unacceptable obsolesence
Anthony> (it's almost four months old).
In the process of upgrading to woody (now we are in hard
freeze), I can empathize with this point of view.
Anthony> I can certainly understand this point of view, but I don't
Anthony> think it's one that we can address with `stable releases'
Anthony> --- since freezing alone is enough to make most of the
Anthony> distribution barely acceptable, and a release without a
Anthony> freeze doesn't seem likely to be as stable as Debian really
Umm. The package pool would help us have a shorter freeze,
don't you think?
Anthony> How about we freeze five or six months after releasing
Anthony> potato, use "testing" to improve the freeze times and so
Anthony> forth as much as we can, and see where we should go from
As a transition to having a revolving almost-stable release,
that can be frozen and released in short order, sounds like a plan.
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