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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 03:22:06PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Freezing the installer to pull a beta has similar, though lesser effects
> on development as does to feezing unstable and testing to prepare a
> release of Debian.

We avoid those problems by having separate distros -- either testing and
unstable or frozen and unstable (or sometimes experimental) -- what are
the problems with having a branch of d-i that's being beta'ed in testing,
and one that's continuing to be developed in unstable?

> The only point in making a beta release is if we have something that we
> think might be a final release candidate, or that is a useful snapshot
> to take to get more testing from our users. 

The others are: to make it possible to install Debian on recent hardware,
to make it possible to install testing, and to ensure that the new
development whether in d-i or in regular debs hasn't made it obscenely
difficult to fix d-i so we can do working installs again.

What're the exact problems here? They pretty much need to be dealt with this
year, whatever happens with sarge.


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