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Re: Christian Marillat, once again

On Sun, 2002-07-21 at 16:12, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> So the strategy for releasing gnome-terminal was to achieve a goal,
> which it didn't actually achieve, and couldn't have.

Actually, Christian said (I quote <87d6ub206p.fsf@falcon.wanadoo.fr>):
"I've uploaded gnome-terminal and sawfish in unstable, because those two
packages are really better than the 1.x version and fix a lot of bugs."

The idea, I think, was several-fold:
1) gnome-terminal for gnome 1 had bugs fixed in gnome-terminal 2.0.0
2) gnome-terminal 1 is rapidly on the train to non-maintenance.
3) gnome-terminal 2 is better than gnome-terminal 1.

Basically, Christian treated it as any other upgrade which could
potentially break things, but whose benefits outweighed the costs. Bugs
are to be expected and fixed - which is another issue entirely (and
which I am not in a position to address).

> And because you think this is such a fine example, you want to follow
> it with gedit now too?

If gedit fulfills the criteria outlined above, yes.

Joe Drew <hoserhead@woot.net> <drew@debian.org>

"This particular group of cats is mostly self-herding." -- Bdale Garbee

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