Re: Future releases of Debian
Adrian Bunk <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 08:42:37PM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
>> I contacted the SRM about the possibility of inclusion of gimp-print
>> 4.2.5-1woody0 in a point release, but I've not had any reply yet. It
>> doesn't meed the usual criteria for a stable release, but this type of
>> update would greatly improve the "woody experience" for users of
> This is a case where a new version of gimp-print would help you.
> I know many people who need a new version of SANE for their printer.
> Some people will soon need support for kernel 2.6.
> My Matrox G550 requires XFree86 >= 4.2 .
> If you start to include new versions, like you suggest for gimp-print,
> into stable it's worse than an official backport - people upgrading to
> the latest point release will automatically get an improved new version,
> but this version might contain new bugs that affect them.
I'm not sure (in the case of Gimp-Print) that this would be true.
4.2.5 is a stable point release, only incorporating bugfixes and
quality improvements. Any regressions have surely been caught--the
last four point releases have all featured in releases of Mandrake,
SuSE et. al. There is a new point release (4.2.6) due out, but it is
only very trivial bug fixes, which are not fixing regressions from
prior versions. In this case, it really would be a drop-in
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