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Re: xulrunner 1.9.2 into sid?

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 3:50 PM, Michael Gilbert
<michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 20:58:11 +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Am 29.06.2010 17:24, schrieb Michael Gilbert:
>> > No, my proposal is to move the package to a better home: backports.
>> You don't know the current policies WRT packages in backports and about
>> their reasoning, do you?
> I believe I do.  Backports are for recompilations of unstable packages
> for the stable releases.

No, the backports service is for backporting packages from testing to
the stable release.  If a package (or the candidate version) does not
exist in testing, then it is not a candidate for backports except under
special circumstances.

A package still has to go through some sanity checking (via the unstable
-> testing transition) before being available for backporting since
packages targeted for use with the stable release are supposed to be
exactly that -- stable.  This means stable both in the sense of working
properly as well as not being a moving target because of behavior
changes introduced in newer versions.

The proposal to maintain the packages entirely in backports is not
congruent with this.  It sounds closer to the intent of volatile,
although I don't think that's a proper place for the packages being
discussed either since volatile is for packages which, more by
necessity, need to have multiple updates during the span of a stable
release.  This is not the case with the Mozilla-related packages, as
new version updates (other than the security fixes already being
handled) are a nicety, not a requirement.

GPG Key: 1024D/61326D40 2003-09-02 James Vega <jamessan@debian.org>

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