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Re: The fate of libc5

On Mon, Jul 10, 2000 at 02:20:32PM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> Wow, how quickly someone touched on my underlying goal :)
> Seperate from the libc5 issue (so if ppl wish to hash it out in discussion
> on the list, change the subject), I think we should make it policy that we
> only support backward compatibility, and thus upgrading, from two major
> releases backward. IOW and for example, we should only support upgrading
> to woody from slink and potato.
> It get's very difficult after that 2 major release mark to guarantee
> upgradability across the whole distribution anyway. Packages that wish,
> can still support further, but we should only force (as in bug reports)
> two major releases.

But it would stop maknig sense if 3-month release cycle would suddenly happen.

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