[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy

On 04/30/2011 03:16 PM, Arno Töll wrote:

On 30.04.2011 14:36, Andreas Barth wrote:
Feel free to use rolling.debian.net, set it up and have success.
Like aj did with setting up testing (after frozen has burned IIRC
three release managers without an release).

Perhaps that's a not a particular fair demand. See, crucial for
Raphaels idea as I read it is "official" support to users using a
rolling distribution. For both, user support and bug fixing of

In this particular case, the "official" bit won't change anything for
developers. It's only a buzz word to attract more users, IMHO.

How could he ever succeed if he can't be sure people involved into
Debian development would at least partially support his approach
then? Imagine people would ask for help on various d-u lists or in
the Debian IRC support channels and all they get is "Sorry, we don't
support rolling.debian.net, get lost and bother $r_d_n_people";

"rolling" won't have its own set of packages with source modified. It will
use packages from unstable, as testing does right now. So, if a bug is
found in a package provided by "rolling", it's very likely to be found
in sid as well.

documentation suggests "don't use anything but stable" and
maintainer don't care about fixing bugs which could improve r.d.n

Who said that? which documentation are you talking about? Whoever told
you that is wrong.

"Show that it works" is the Debian principle, and it works pretty

I agree. This does not imply others should sabotage his efforts

Sorry, but there is no sabotage at all! Everyone if free to set up a
rolling.d.n, and it doesn't anything else than manpower and time. All
tools and data are already published and free software. And, if he needs
assistance to set up one of the needed tools, I'm sure he'll find some.


Mehdi Dogguy مهدي الدڤي

Reply to: