Re: Bug#293167: ITP: request-tracker3.4 -- Extensible trouble-ticket tracking system
On 02-Feb-05, 18:31 (CST), Matthew Palmer <email@example.com> wrote:
> So archive bloat is not a problem for you, and "apt-get dist-upgrade" not
> actually providing upgrades to the latest versions of everything is
> perfectly fine?
In the case of RT, yes.
I notice that there are several different versions of gcc in the
archive, and nobody seems to be bothered by that. Likewise, there are
several versions of python. There are, of course, good reasons for both.
RT likewise. It changes a *lot* between minor releases. Add-on tools
have to be updated, local scripts checked and fixed, etc. etc. etc. Best
Practical makes new bugfix releases to older versions, so they obviously
don't expect everybody to upgrade all at once.
RT is not an application. RT is a framework. It's quite reasonable to
have multiple versions of that framework available.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net