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Re: packages newer in Ubuntu than in Debian (reduced false positives)

On Fri, 2007-05-04 at 08:14 +0200, Bart Martens wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 23:16 -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > [Bart Martens]
> > > I've thought about adding an column for the versions in experimental,
> > > but that is not a high priority to me because this does not change
> > > that Debian Unstable is outdated for the listed packages.
> > 
> > Uhhhhh ... I thought the point of your project was to help package
> > maintainers.  Obviously if the maintainer has put something in
> > experimental, he has already done the work to package it!
> > 
> > Wouldn't putting the experimental version in your table be _more_
> > useful than the sid version, if it's newer?
> It is of course very good that during "Etch freeze" some packagers have
> already packaged newer versions in Experimental.  I intend to add a
> column for the versions available in Experimental, to express
> appropriate appreciation for those packagers.  OK for you?

Should be better now.

It is true that additionally comparing with Experimental makes the
report more useful, as this makes the updated packages in Experimental
more visible.  It also reveals some packages that outdated in both
Unstable and Experimental.


Bart Martens

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