Re: about volatile.d.o/n
* paddy (firstname.lastname@example.org) [041011 12:55]:
> On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 05:51:48PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > - volatile is not "just another place" for backports, but should only
> > contain changes to stable programs that are necessary to keep them
> > functional;
> I would like 'must' keep them functional: IOW, voltaile is prepared to
> drop packages from volatile that are, for whatever reason, unable to keep
> up with the purpose. It would be sad if volatile ended up containing
> useless packages!
Of course we need to reserve the right to drop packages - but, doing
that would still be bad. Adding a package to volatile means for me that
we are very confident that we can support it till the current debian
major release is archived. If we can't do that, we shouldn't have added
it in the first place.
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