Re: Why back-porting patches to stable instead of releasing a new package.
On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 10:17:35AM -0500, Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 04:35:04PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > If you _really_ need or want a more recent version of a package there's
> > always the possibility to use a backport.
> So you agree on having a bounce of personal archives on p.d.o rather than a
> way of getting them in stable trough oficial channels?
If you use only stable you get the well-known stability of Debian.
If you use backports you know that these backports might be of lower
quality and/or less tested than the packages in stable.
Yes, packages that are potentially of loewr quality and/or are less
tested shouldn't go into stable through official channels.
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