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Re: Debian 2.2 Release.

Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2000 at 08:08:27AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > Now read my post. A heavily developed package with its own
> > release cycle is never going to be up to date in our stable
> > release, for various reasons.
> There is NO such reason.
> If they say they have new STABLE, we should put it into
> both frozen and unstable as soon as debian/* works.
> And if they support debian/* we should put it
> into archives even in day when they announced stable.

Naive. Very naive.

Upstream authors may consider some degree of testing to be "stable".
Debian may consider another degree of testing to be necessary before
something is stable. It's just a word. Definitions vary. We can't expect
upstream authors to have a definition that is the same as ours.

Even if upstream authors do agree and follow 100% our definition of stable,
we cannot just drop large masses of new code into a frozen distribution
and expect there to be no problems. Making a distribution is all about
integration; even perfectly stable new upstream code can require large
amounts of integration to make it work with the rest of the system.

If we actually followed your plan, I'm afraid debian would *never* be

see shy jo

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