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Re: Updating scanners and filters in Debian stable (3.1)

Jesus Climent <jesus.climent@hispalinux.es> writes:

> On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 09:17:44AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > 
> > Suppose a nifty new emacs feature is developed; why should that new
> > functionality be excluded from this repository you are speaking of,
> > merely because it isn't a security update?
> Because, even if they are not security updates (*) the new functionality adds
> a value to an obsolete package which is better not to have anymore in the
> repository, unlike the new emacs functionality, which does provide an
> update to a perfectly working package.

This is an argument for why we ought to do what makes the package
useful (keep the virus definitions up-to-date, and add what new things
are necessary for that purpose), but is no argument for making other
unrelated changes.


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