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Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy

On Fri, 29 Apr 2011, Andreas Barth wrote:
> People try out new things in experimental, and it seems to work mostly
> well to get new stuff migrated from there via unstable to testing once
> the release is done (except that we try to not do too many things in
> parallel - and things have improved within the recent years).

No, experimental is not satisfying:
1/ packages in experimental are not correctly tested, the userbase is too small.
2/ migrating from experimental to unstable requires source uploads and all
   the rebuildds (with the accompanying delays for slow arches)
3/ experimental is not meant for daily usage, so it's doesn't help users
   who really want a rolling release

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