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Re: The fate of libc5

> The talk about 'limit upgradability to two major releases back' gives me the creeps!!
> It would be very sad if we did this... Yes, it will make the releases take longer, but
> some people seem to forget that Debian GNU/Linux is _NOT_ about fast releases, we
> are about _QUALITY_!!! Debian have always been the _BEST_ (!!!) UNIXLikeOperatingSystem
> (tm) there've been. One of the reason for this (at least in my NOT so humble opinion :)
> is that we take TIME to test, test, test (etc) over and over again, so that what we
> release officially, WORKS. And works GOOD, SECURELY and STABLE!!!

Show me a developer who can guarantee bug free upgrades from "bo" to
"potato". I don't think you will find one single person who can. The easiest
way to do it would be to upgrade to hamm, then to go to potato (and
probably still have to go to slink inbetween). This isn't about limiting
something we already have. Currently no one can test whether we really do
support upgrades that far back, so why not emphasize it?

You will still be able to make those kinds of upgrades, the same way you
do now, but it will be documented, and known to be supported in that way,
and not make believe that we know it does work, when we all have no clue
how far back we support upgrades.


/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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