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Re: Why back-porting patches to stable instead of releasing a new package.

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 04:24:18PM +0200, Mattia Dongili wrote:
> what about splitting those packages in such a way that there's
> 1. a base package and 
> 2. a plugin/data/whatever package
> 2 must be explicitly approved to be an updatable stable package. This
> must obviously only apply to packages such as spamassassin.
> this way 2 can be updated from time to time providing more recent
> plugin/data/whatever

Pleease explain your SpamAssassin example:
There were significant changes in SpamAssassin between 2.20 and 2.55.
How moch do you think would be left for your "base package"?

> my 2 cents
> -- 
> mattia



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