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Re: Bug#197049: ITP: conglomerate -- an XML editor for GNOME

Matthew P. McGuire <gray@shadowglade.net> wrote:
> If experimental or unstable would not be suitable, how about using an 
> unofficial apt repository for it? This would get the package started 
> along side the earlier developement of the application and might 
> possibly make it easier to manage in the long run. Once the app and 
> package reach a more stable point, place that version in experimental or 
> unstable. Does that seem reasonable or am I missing something?

There are pros and cons for using an external repository:
+ external repositories are easier to integrate in apt - you just get
  this single package, if you added experimental to sources.list at
  least dselect would probably show any packages available in exp. for
  selection.  (According to apt_preferences(5) apt won't make
  automatic /upgrades/ to versions in experimental.)

+ less overhead

- less visibility. - Don't underestimate the fact that
  http://packages.debian.org/yourpackage works even if yourpackage is
  only in experimental.
- No Debian BTS.
           cu andreas

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