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Re: bugs + rant + constructive criticism (long)



On Tue, Jan 02, 2001 at 12:16:21AM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Branden Robinson wrote:
> > Eh?  XFree86 4.x packages weren't held back at all.  I released them to
> > unstable as soon as they were ready.
> 
> This waiting until things are ready before they are released is exactly
> the disturbing trend I was referring to. :-P

By "ready" I don't mean perfect, as a glance at my changelog since 4.0.1-1
will reveal.  I wanted packages that:

  1) had stabilized in their layout (number of packages, their names, and
     contents) so that the package relationship control data didn't stretch
     into the gigabytes
  2) were stable enough that I didn't have wankers filing hundreds upon
     hundreds of redundant bugs in an onanistic frenzy everytime I made some
     little slip-up

     You know, kinda like the way I went nuclear on Wichert when he broke vim.

-- 
G. Branden Robinson             |       If you have the slightest bit of
Debian GNU/Linux                |       intellectual integrity you cannot
branden@debian.org              |       support the government.
http://www.debian.org/~branden/ |       -- anonymous

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