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Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 07:48:54AM +0000, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On 2011-04-30, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
> > 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)
> So here this is a problem while for frozen you're arguing that we could easily
> do sourceful uploads and just wait for the builds to trickle in?
> > 3/ experimental is not meant for daily usage, so it's doesn't help users
> >    who really want a rolling release
> It's not that it isn't meant.  Of course we could also look at overlay
> solutions.  (That said, while I'm very happy about mozilla.debian.net, I
> somehow still feel that those packages should be added in a co-installable way
> into some official suites.  But then you get back to the "we don't support
> all architectures yet" department, I presume.)

Co-installable would be hell. Especially with the new mozilla release

That being said, it would be really helpful to be able to get buildds
to build the mozilla.d.n packages...


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