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

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 10:31:56 +0200 (CEST), Jérôme Marant <jerome.marant@free.fr> said: 

> En réponse à Arnaud Vandyck <arnaud.vandyck@ulg.ac.be>:
>> Hi,
>> IMHO, unstable is a good place for it.  Upload Conglomerate in
>> unstable and fill an RC bug "not usable at the moment" to be sure
>> it will not go to testing, even if it's buggy.
>> Everyone knows that unstable is not stable ;-)

> BZZZT. Wrong. "unstable" means unstable packaging, not unstable
> software. unstable is not for alpha/beta software except when there
> is a stable version around (shipped as -snapshot packages).

	Hmm, no. I would not upload an alpha version of a software
 package that is already in the distribution to unstable, since a
 simple upgrade may damage a users installation. However, a totally
 new package, unless it destroys unrelated data ort causes crashes,
 would go into unstable, not experimental.

	Also, packaging is under my control. I never upload packages
 without testing out the packaging -- and since I have packaged other
 packages, the packaging is never going to be the reason to upload
 into experimental. 

	Experimental is, in my eyes, reserved for software flakey
 enough to destabilize the system, potentially destroy data or damage
 other packages, of a experimental version of a package already in the

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