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Re: For those who care about their packages in Debian

On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 00:45 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> That last bucket of time is simply not available to work on the squeeze
> release, period.  If I weren't spending it on packaging new things for
> Debian, I would not be spending it on Debian *at all*.  I don't think you
> actually would prefer that.

No indeed,

> I, and I suspect many other people who are working on packaging new
> software for their own reasons, am quite aware of the release and are
> trying to stay out of the way.  I'm uploading new upstream versions to
> experimental and taking similar precautions to make sure that work
> unrelated to the release doesn't interfere with the release.
> If there's a specific reason why uploading completely new leaf packages to
> unstable causes problems for the release coordination, please do say so on
> debian-devel.

I'm not involved in the release team so I don't feel qualified to make
such a claim.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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