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Re: [Pkg-xen-devel] Xen status in lenny?

On 12/07/08 at 19:39 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 12:10:28AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > We (Debian) should make a clear statement that users of Debian as dom0
> > will have at least one supported configuration at any time during the
> > lenny lifetime.
> What I don't see you saying is that *you* are volunteering to step up and
> help provide security support for this kernel.  So it's "we" when we're
> making a statement, but it's still "they" who would have to provide the
> actual support, AFAICS.

How/if we will support Xen in lenny is more a policy decision than a
technical decision, even if it has important technical aspects.

Even if it's not optimal, I agree with do-ocracy for technical
decisions. However, using it for everything is dangerous. Instead, I
prefer to:
1/ understand the situation
2/ determine the possible solutions
3/ determine the best solutions, given external constraints (inc.
4/ try to find someone to do the work

Throwing "you are not going to do the work anyway, so you are
irrelevant" at everybody is not helpful at all, and just adds noise to
the discussion, because we are still between stages 2 and 3 here.
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