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Re: potato late, goals for woody (IMHO)

>>"Anthony" == Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> 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 A release is after three months outdated (not all, but many packages); the 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 Note that by this reasoning potato is already outdated and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
 Anthony> expects.

          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
 Anthony> there?

          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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