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Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting

On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 08:50:04AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> What that actually means is that when porters want to stabilise, they'll 
> be able to simply stop autobuilding unstable, fix any remaining problems 
> that are a major concern, and request a snapshot be done. That'll result 
> in a new "snapshot-20050732/main/binary-foo" tree matching the work in 
> unstable and a corresponding source tree; at which point CDs/DVDs can be 
> burnt from the snapshot, and unstable development can continue. That 
> tree will persist for a while, depending on how much archive space it 
> takes up.

So, let's say I'm maintaining Debian boxes from 5 different archs, and
want the closest thing to stable on each one.

There is no longer going to be any such thing as a standard Debian
installation.  Each box, and each snapshot, could have different
versions of important packages -- everything from glibc to KDE or Gnome.
The user experience will be different, the security updates -- if they
exist -- will be different, effect different packages, and bear
different versions.  Not to mention that all of these are different than
the real stable release.

In short, an administration nightmare worse than Gentoo.

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