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

On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 08:04:31AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:52:22 -0500, David Nusinow
> <david_nusinow@verizon.net> wrote:
> >Sarge was already very late before Ubuntu existed. Our mirror network was
> >already strained before Ubuntu existed. Our release team was struggling to get
> >sarge out before Ubuntu existed. Our security team was already undermanned
> >before Ubuntu existed. d-i was short on contributers and had a hard time
> >releasing before Ubuntu existed.
> From what is public visible, the security team has lost at least one
> of the active members to ubuntu with no replacement up to today. 

We didn't "lose" him to Ubuntu. The man got a job and is busy. It would have
been the same with any other job that keeps one busy. There's no grand
Canonical Conspiracy [tm] to keep him from working on Debian. 

> And
> d-i's effort is practically wasted since we decided for d-i because we
> needed to support more architectures. If we had thrown out the
> doorstops years ago, we could simply have taken one of the readily
> available installers without rolling our own.

No one is actually dropping those arches. They still have every option to
release a stable release using d-i. Plus, d-i's architecture will pay off more
and more over the future as it's adapted to do more and more things. Witness
how quickly preseeding was added to it.

 - David Nusinow

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