Re: Proposal for an advanced Debian-QA system
> I'm not sure you can say it's always a bug for Debian's package to be
> out-of-sync with the latest upstream release.
> For instance, there is a 2.x release of CPAN's HTML::FromText, which is
> a complete rewrite by a new upstream maintainer. However, the new
> maintainer freely admits that there's no reason to replace the stable
> 1.x version (currently in Debian) with his less-stable 2.x version
> unless we need one of his new features (which we don't, AFAIK).
Moreover, upstream will often release several alpha/beta versions before
a proper release, and it doesn't follow at all that debian should have
every alpha/beta release on its servers.