Re: RFC/ITP: everybuddy-cvs
On Fri, Sep 08, 2000 at 11:18:54PM +0200, "J?rgen A. Erhard" wrote:
> >>>>> "Ben" == Ben Collins <email@example.com> writes:
> Ben> On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 04:06:33PM +0000, michael d. ivey wrote:
> >> I started making personal debs of the everybuddy CVS snapshots because EB
> >> releases tend to lag pretty far behind the code in CVS. I called my
> >> package ebsnap, and made it conflict with everybuddy. I put it on my
> >> site, and that was that.
> >> Now, I've adopted everybuddy and gotten through the NM process. I'd like
> >> to add the CVS version to unstable...but I don't know what to call it.
> >> My current idea is everybuddy-cvs, and make it conflict with everybuddy,
> >> and conflict/replace ebsnap, for the people who may have downloaded
> >> ebsnap. Is that the correct way to proceed?
> >> I'll be doing the rename and the upload sometime early next week.
> Ben> Keep it the same name. Woody is unstable right now, there are
> Ben> a lot of packages that are pre-release just for the sake of
> Ben> testing and working out bugs. So, IMO, keep it the same name,
> Ben> and version it appropriately. Also might add "This is a CVS
> Ben> build" at the bottom of the description.
> Sorry, but that is *wrong*.
> What happens when we release and everybuddy is still not stable? Do
> we pull it out if it's too unstable? Why, of course we will. Which
> would leave our users w/o everybuddy.
> Or we could pull it, and replace it with the last stable... oops, the
> version number will be lower. So we'd need an epoch. Very bad.
> I've lobbied Clint Adams for doing both a zsh 3.0 and a 3.1 package.
> I wouldn't want to see other packages going that "unstable is the
> greatest, fuck the users who want bulletproof stable".
> I think it's obvious I feel strongly about this...
If people want stable, they can use the "stable" distribution. We call
it "unstable" for a reason.
/ Ben Collins -- ...on that fantastic voyage... -- Debian GNU/Linux \
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