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Re: problems with the concept of unstable -> testing

Alexander wrote:
>Bastian Venthur schrieb:
>> Another way to see it is that unstable is constantly flowing and
>> we're just forking a stable distribution from it from time to time.
>Sounds like what was done before testing was introduced, which worked even
>less, with even longer freeze periods, where you couldn't even upload to
>experimental.  How does your proposal solve the issues we had back then?

I'm curious about that myself. We've tried that in the past, and a
3-year release cycle was what happened. Experience tells us that we
have much too big a system to suddenly one day declare "release"
without a lot of preparation beforehand.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"I've only once written 'SQL is my bitch' in a comment. But that code 
 is in use on a military site..." -- Simon Booth

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