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Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling

On Thu, 22 Jul 2010, Mike Bird wrote:
> We actually have a few Testing packages (e.g. WordPress) in our
> mostly-Stable servers and we backup copies of those Testing packages
> both on-site and off-site against the vagaries of the Testing
> masters.

This is why snapshot.debian.org exists. If a package disappears from
testing, you can now retrieve it from there.

Testing's primary purpose is as a staging ground for the next release;
while it'd be nice to try to keep it working as a fully installable
version all of the time, progress to the next release is more
important than that.

Don Armstrong

You think to yourself, hey, it's a test tube, for God's sake. Pretty
soon, though, the rush from a test tube isn't enough. You want to
experiment more and more. Then before you know it, you're laying in
the corner of a lab somewhere with a Soxhlet apparatus in one hand,
a three neck flask in the other, strung out and begging for grant
 -- Tim Mitchell, 1994 Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize Speech

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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