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Re: status of jackd? (bug #318098)

On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 01:01:16AM -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
>   mini rant: what's the point in breaking important packages in 
> unstable for significant periods (e.g. the bug above was filed 
> 2005/07/13)? Isn't experimental more appropriate for stuff like this? 
> Same for udev (requiring linux kernel 2.6.12 which wasn't available for 
> debian) etc. At least explanation and status update would help (the bug 
> does have a vague ETA but no explanation). Unstable is pretty much the 
> only debian version usable for desktop (in general, I guess somebody 
> could use stable for desktop) because desktop software (X, browsers, kde 
> and gnome etc.) and HW support develops/changes too fast for stable to 
> be able to keep up.

Where would you like us to do our work? This is exactly what unstable is
*for*. It lets us break things while they're in development in order to
push the distro as a whole forward. No one says that you have to be running
the s00p3r 133t newest version of everything on your system at all times.
Testing should be a good compromise for your needs anyway.

 - David Nusinow

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