Re: General Resolution: Force AMD64 into Sarge
On 2004-07-23 Adam Majer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The biggest problem with Sarge might be the last of AMD64 support. I
> do not think it is best for us to wait another two years for AMD64
> to get to stable. I'd rather wait another 3-4 months for Sarge
> *with* amd64.
I cannot agree wholeheartedly to that. Being in a pre-release status
for extended periods of time is difficult. - The necessary freeze of
at least base makes work for maintainers of base packages very
hard, necessary changes are postponed farther and farther. - Base
dependencies have already been frozen for 4 months.
Take for example gcrypt: We are still using libgcrypt7 for gnutls,
because gcrypt 1.2, the first stable release, was released 2004-04-15,
after the base system freeze.
And being in limbo about the time frame is the worst problem of any
release, "We are waiting for XXX anyway, so I can upload new upstream
Y" (which will break two other packages, block testing migration for
a month, whatever.)
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Neal Stephenson in "Snow Crash"