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Re: Debian concordance

On Jun 17, Ian Murdock <imurdock@gmail.com> 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?
You may want to ask the Debian glibc team.
Or understand that different distributions may have different goals
and priorities.

> 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"?
Considering the track record of past debian releases, I'd say no.

> Again, as I've said before, it's *sarge* the rest of the world thinks
> of as Debian, not sid. So, "we're getting out patches into
Not since sarge has been about 1-2 years late.


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