Re: Should we divide Debian to usable and unusable
On Sun, Jun 04, 2000 at 04:48:20PM +0200, Peter Palfrader wrote:
> > > > > I've seen many unusable programs be announced as ITP, what use is it
> > > > > for the normal user to have something that you cannot use.
> > > > >
> > > > A normal user can only download the programms that he likes (less than
> > > > 1.0 or not)
> > Hasn't "experimental" been designed for such packages?
> No, check section 5.6 of the developers-reference.
> [experimental] is meant to be a temporary staging area
> for highly experimental software where there's a good chance that the
> software could break your system.
We simply shouldn't let all the 0.0.0.1c6-prealpha-johnny-be-good-CVS20000604
versions get into stable. That's achieved by filing RC bugs -- they either
get fixed, or packages get removed.
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