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Re: Future releases of Debian

On Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 10:57:24AM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 11:22:18AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > Besides, 871 RC bugs in packages in testing (not counting RC bugs in
> > packages that are only in unstable) [1] won't go away within a few days.
> That's true but it's worth looking at which packages are buggy.  My
> general experience with looking through the RC bugs list is that for
> most of the pacakges I quite simply don't care if the package is going
> to get removed rather than released.  From talking to other people this
> seems to be a common situation.  Bugs in packages like that aren't
> *such* a big deal for release as bugs in things like glibc that we can't
> do without.

Where's the big use if you ship 7 CDs but some random packages are not 

You might not care, but perhaps thousands of users care.

The "What, Debian 3.1 ships 10 CDs but this common program I need for my 
work that was in Debian 3.0 is not included?" would do much harm to the 
reputation of Debian.



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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