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Re: Source only uploads?

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 09:52:14AM +1000, Brian May wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 02:17:40PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > If a broken package is not noticed in unstable, the package must not be
> > particularly important to anyone.
> I disagree.
> 1. A package may not be important to developers, but is
> still important to users. Alternatively, developers may simply
> recompile the package without submitting a bug report.
> A variation on the theme, all the developers who use package
> X only do so on platform Y, so it doesn't get tested on other
> platforms.

This premise assumes that only developers use unstable, and in my experience
this is very far from the truth.

> 2. The package may be broken in that it is inconsistant, but still work
> fine, or work fine for most features.

...in which case we cannot hope to discover the bugs in it unless someone
uses it.

 - mdz

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