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Re: Some observations regardig the progress towards Debian 3.1

Scripsit Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au>
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 04:42:44PM -0800, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 01:12:10AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> > > KDE 3 needed a long time until it was hinted into testing.

> > Ahh, so why did it even needed to be hinted at all?

> It needed to be hinted because there's a lot of interdependencies between
> kde packages that it takes too much time to work out automatically
> (as in more than a day).

More than a day? Would all that time be used just for noticing that
this set of packages could enter testing together without becoming
uninstallable, or is there compilation involved?

In the former case, would better algorithms help, or is it
intrinsically a hard problem?

Henning Makholm                          "What has it got in its pocketses?"

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