Re: Debian 2.2 Release.
On Wed, Jun 28, 2000 at 05:59:41AM +0200, Nils Lohner wrote:
> In message <20000628050542.A5464@priv3.onet.pl>, Tomasz Wegrzanowski writes:
> >I was talking about applications (see my list : mozilla, freeciv, gnumeric...)
> >They usually can't break anything but themself.
> Sounds like what you're saying is that any package that no other package
> depends on should be allowed in whenever, since the only risk is breaking
> the package itself. Makes sense, but is it risk-free in terms of security,
> and what degree of testing needs to be done on it to ensure the package
> itself is stable in our current environment (see Joey's concern)?
> Regards, Nils.
If upstream says true that app is stable, 99% bugs can be detected
by lintian, apt-get install newapp, try it once, apt-get remove newapp.
It would be really strange if new version introduced command which name
conflicts with other package's or breaked menu-system or couldn't work
with Debian infrastructure if old one could.
If there is any doubt, we can delay it a week or two,
without denying it from frozen.