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Re: Finding an improved release process.

On Sun, Nov 28, 2004 at 01:25:49PM +0100, Cesar Martinez Izquierdo wrote:
> El Domingo 28 Noviembre 2004 02:17, Adam Heath escribi?:
> > You should also look at the size of each release.  They all have more and
> > more packages.
> >
> > I'm willing to bet that the time taken to release is proportional to the
> > size of the distribution.  Ie, debian isn't getting slower, debian is
> > getting bigger.
> Yes, we have more packages now, but we also have more developers to deal with 
> them. And we always have a big pool of people that wish to become DD, so man 
> power is not the problem, in my opinion.

Manpower almost certainly isn't the problem with archive size, and I don't
think it really ever has been.  The problem is, primarily, the increasing
complexity and size of the dependency tree, and the number and complexity of
interactions between packages in the archive.  Keeping that all straight can
be very, very tricky -- and it gets increasingly tricky as the archive

- Matt

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