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