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Re: Debian for desktop - gnome in usnstable/experimantal more stable than in testing ?

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 01:22:57PM -0500, Benjamin Mesing wrote:
> > > So please disregard my statement against "testing"

> > (In this case, xterm could have had a conflict with your package to
> > avoid screwing users over unnoticed; and we could (in future) have added
> > a note to the testing scripts to not allow upgrades of xterm until a
> > fixed version of packagesearch is also included)
> It turned out that what I thought to be a deliberate change of how
> arguments are handled in xterm was actually considered to be a bug, and
> reported to the BTS [1]. Though xterm made the migration to testing,
> because the bug was only of severity normal. So it is nothing wrong with
> the testing mechanism, but more likely a wrongly set severity of the
> bug.
> But here is what I started with: the features in packagesearch relying
> on xterm were broken in testing once the version entered it. I was able
> to work around this bug in unstable as soon as I realized it, but the
> migration of the fixed package to testing was delayed due to the QT
> library transition.

This same Qt library transition would have prevented some number of users of
unstable from installing a fixed version of packagesearch during that same

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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