Re: about volatile.d.o/n
On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 03:37:21PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * paddy (firstname.lastname@example.org) [041011 15:35]:
> > On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 02:02:47PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > > 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.
> > Hmm, deja vu ;)
> > What happens to packages that become orphaned?
> The same that happens with them in stable. The volatile team has to keep
> care of them till the current debian major release is archived.
Given that the volatile team is the gatekeeper to the volatile archive,
this is an excellent approach: packages are unlikely to get in too easily.
It's also a big commitment: kudos once again for stepping up to the plate.
Perl 6 will give you the big knob. -- Larry Wall