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Re: RFD: Draft for a volatile.d.o policy

Sven Mueller writes:
> Say a new open source network security scanner enters the world...
I wrote:
> Those things belong in the non-existent backports.debian.org, not in
> volatile.debian.org.

paddy writes:
> define 'breaks compatibilty'.

> As long as it _is_ still the same package...

If a package changes enough to require a new name it is a new package.

> Basing policy on an implementation detail that should be used for
> technical reasons, simply for lack of doing the work to arrive at a
> proper description, would be a mistake.

I don't understand what you mean by this.  Descriptions have nothing to do
with it.
John Hasler

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