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Re: about volatile.d.o/n

On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 04:45:57PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Nonsense.  It would be harder work, and maybe there is nobody around
> to do the hard work.  But it is hardly impossible.
> This is what stability is about.  What you are calling for is
> abandoning Debian's stability judgment to upstream's, in a situation
> where upstream isn't making any stability promises at all.
> So backport the appropriate changes only, and find programmers who can
> do a good enough job not to screw it up and destabilize it.

Just another thought... You think that people looking at the code to backport
a given set of features has a better clue about stability than the long time
experienced upstream programers?

I believe that a backport of many parts of the actual SA3 and even 2.64 or
earlier would result on a much more unstable version of SA (forked and
unsupported by upstream) than, say, 2.64. And what about security review? A
backported set of code integrated into an old core might have a better
integration? I doubt it.

I would rather have a 2.64 version in volatile (not a 3.0, right now) which
has been tested and used by thousands of users and postmasters than 2.20 or a
crippled version specific to Debian with all that possible but hard work done.

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