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Re: Debian concordance

On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 01:55:57PM -0500, Ian Murdock wrote:


> I don't doubt there were changes, even some worthwhile changes,
> between the version of libc in sarge and the versions in
> hoary/breezy. My question is: Are the changes worth breaking
> compatibility? It's a cost/benefit thing. And if they're
> important enough, why aren't they going into Debian directly?
> I understand why Ubuntu was moving ahead of Debian before, since
> Debian was so far behind. But now that sarge is out, don't
> you think it would be worthwhile to give Debian a chance to fix its
> release cycle problems and, better yet, to try to help fix them,
> rather than simply saying "Debian is too slow/unpredictable for us"?

Pardon me, but wouldn't hoary and sarge be (roughly) compatible, and
breezy with etch (hoping on a slightly faster release cycle).

Wouter van Heyst

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