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Re: Some proposals

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 02:15:39PM -0500, Noah L. Meyerhans wrote:
> In the BSD world, ports are not part of the OS.  A release of the OS (on
> CD or whatever) typically includes a snapshot of the ports tree.  I
> think we could do something similar using testing.  Maybe any package
> with priority optional or extra doesn't ever actually get "stable", but
> instead lives forever in testing and unstable.  Since the OS that we
> actually release is significantly smaller without optional and extra, we
> can release more frequently, which makes it easier to insure that
> packages in testing are going to be installable on stable.

Please don't. It is its support for packages (lack of separatiln between
core and ports) that gives Debian the foothold as server OS.


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