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Re: Bits from the dpkg maintainer

On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 08:30:07AM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > Historically we always wanted to be able to use all the source in the
> > archive with the tools available in stable.  If that policy is still
> > true you would be able to use the new features by the time edge releases
> > with the new dpkg.  That is in some 10 to 18 months :)
> > 
> That's sadly totally untrue.  Either you mean "use all the source in the
> archive with the DPKG-DEV available in stable"

Yes, that's what we mean. The reason is that for various things (e.g.,
buildd, ftp-mastery, ...), we need to be able to manipulate source
packages with the tools in stable. Note, I said "manipulate", not

The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond

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