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Re: Why not only support Sid and Testing?

Gabriel Puliatti <foo@predius.org> wrote:

> Also, maintainers _need_ to run unstable. 

No, I don't agree here.

> How else would they test the
> latest package that has been uploaded and see if any bugs need to be
> fixed before it moves into testing?

I'm running unstable in a chroot, but I hardly work there.  I'm working
with the current sid packages backported to my sarge box.  After all,
I'm using it not only for maintaining Debian packages, but also for
doing unrelated paid work, and I couldn't afford to have "fun" and
"unpredictible" effects.

Whether there are bugs that need to be fixed before it moves into
testing, this has to be done by the community.  After all, even RC bugs,
let alone normal and important ones, often need some tweaking and
adjustment before I can reproduce them on my system.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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