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Re: For those who care about their packages in Debian

Russ Allbery writes ("Re: For those who care about their packages in Debian"):
> Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> writes:
> > Please stop filing ITPs and concentrate on packages that should be
> > included in squeeze.  The sooner squeeze is out, the sooner you can add
> > stuff to the next release.
> This comes up with every release, so I guess I'll reiterate what I end up
> saying during every release.

I agree with everything you've said.

Perhaps the right answer is to simply ask people to upload
non-release-related stuff to experimental rather than unstable.  That
way one can do the itch-scratching right away; moving packages from
experimental to unstable later is easy (and anyone can do it if they
know it's wanted because it doesn't normally require much skill or
knowledge, for peripheral packages at least).

Even better would be an option to write something in your .dsc which
would cause automatic transfer of your package into unstable when
testing is unfrozen.  Distro target of "experimental-unstable"
perhaps.  That way we could automate the "flood of new packages and
distro is totally broken" effect :-).


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