Re: Debian rolling: tentative summary
On 03/05/11 at 13:38 +0200, sean finney wrote:
> Hi Lucas,
> I appreciate your effort to try and sum things up. However, I'd like
> to raise the point that the discussion was about more than just having a
> "rolling" and "user-oriented" testing release.
> The feedback that started (or at least helped springboard) this massive
> thread was that "when we're releasing, everything else grinds to a halt,
> maybe it doesn't need to", followed by pondering whether there was a
> better way to manage this. My initial proposal apparently smelled a bit
> like rolling, which got out people from both the pro- and con- rolling
> camps, and unfortunately it seems that a good deal of the discussion
> ended up splintering off in that direction.
> While rolling may be one way of addressing the freeze blockage, it's
> most likely not the only way to do so. Over the weekend I took out a
> DEP to try and examine this underlying issue from a few different
> angles, including ideas that are rolling-like as well as aproaches that may
> be less so.
I think that one of the conclusions of the discussion from the last few
days is that the freeze "blockage" has very good features that many of
us are not willing to give up, like the ability to focus the DDs on
working on stable releases.