Re: [email@example.com: Re: Woody retrospective and Sarge introspective]
On Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at 11:20 PM, Ryan Murray wrote:
On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 09:25:37PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
Now that woody is released, it's not useful anymore of course. But
Then why do we even have a stable distribution, if the attitude of
is that work on keeping it maintained is not useful anymore?
Of course, a major design goal for stable is that we leave well alone.
There's very little doing with it since we refuse to fix almost all bugs
unstable has it's name for a reason. Many people don't seem to
that, and remain calm when everything blows up around them. Instead
send a screaming rant of a bug report with high severity, which makes
maintainer not want to treat unstable as what it's description says it
You have to draw a balance between doing things that might not work and
toasting people's systems - we do want people to run unstable and we do
want developers to have something that hangs together reasonably well to
develop against. Unfortunately for a few packages like X this means that
even in unstable there are some kinds of breakage that can't be readily
"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever"