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Re: status of jackd? (bug #318098)

On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 07:17:50PM -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
>   well, what is experimental for then? And what would you offer to 
> desktop users?

Packages that you *know* aren't ready to be shipped. For example, I plan to
put Xorg pre-release packages in experimental for people. These will
contain a source tree that isn't yet released by upstream, so I know it's
not ready for Debian, but it will also provide drivers to those who really
need them and are willing to deal with breakages to get them. Nonetheless,
I wouldn't put these sorts of packages in to unstable until they're at
least blessed by upstream.

Asking for a canonical definition of experimental isn't going to get you
anywhere though, since different developers will use it differently.

 - David Nusinow

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