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Re: New stable version after Sarge

On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 05:12:57AM -0800, Stephen Birch wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst(wouter@debian.org)@2005-01-05 13:46:
> > That's how testing started off. We stopped doing this because
> > a) it at one point stalled glibc; as a result, nothing moved to
> > testing
> >    anymore, and when it finally did, the changes were so dramatic
> >    that
> >    testing was broken for quite some time.
> Hmmm .. I didnt know that testing was originally a non-RC distribution
> although I have heard of the glibc pain.

Again, I'm not entirely sure this is exactly what happened; but I am
quite sure this is what /will/ happen if we go down that road.

> > b) Some RC bugs are only discovered when they migrate to testing. If
> > the
> >    promise of 'prestable' would be that it would contain NO RC BUGS,
> >    then we would have to throw those out. That would likely result
> > in
> >    prestable being a very incomplete system.
> ahh .. I take your point. What about the idea of identifying a list of
> release essential (RE) packages? Is that the mechanism actually used
> to determine the relase point when testing is frozen?

You should ask the release managers about that.

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