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Re: problems with the concept of unstable -> testing

Ana Guerrero wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 12:29:21AM +0100, Didier Raboud wrote:
>> Look for example at the upcoming KDE4.2 : KDE4.0 ("public beta") went out
>> in january 2008. Since then and 'because' of the unstable-to-testing
>> pipe, KDE4.0 has only lived in experimental with the big fat blinking
>> red "WARNING" sign above.
>> KDE4 was then hard to test for "testing" users that don't play with
>> apt-pinning and KDE4 will not be part of Lenny (even if it could…),
>> roughly 15 months after its release.
>> That's not a problem from Debian stable users, who need a "stable before
>> all" release. But for the FLOSS community and the geeky users, I guess
>> that it is in fact a problem.
>> With a less jungle experimental which you could trust as the unfrozen
>> unstable or with a constantly unfrozen unstable, this would not be an
>> issue.
> Please, next time pick up an example you know better.
> KDE 4.0 totally belonged to experimental, 4.1 has never been uploaded to
> unstable because lenny was planned to be released with KDE 3.5, and even
> there was an update to this series a few months ago.  Furthermore, Lenny
> users can test it from http://kde4.debian.net
> KDE 4.2 has not being release *yet*.

Point understood. I apologize for that.

> I encourage you to (co)maintain packages in Debian. It will give you a
> better idea of how some stuff works and I think it could change some of
> the points of view I have read from you in this thread.
> Ana 

Thanks for the encouragement.

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