On Sun, 2012-05-13 at 09:55 +0100, Jon Dowland wrote: > On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 11:13:05AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote: > > On Sun, 13 May 2012, Bernd Zeimetz <email@example.com> wrote: > > > Being forced to upgrade to a new major version by a stable security support > > > is nothing we should force our users to. Debian stable is known for > > > (usually) painfree updates and bugfixes only, not for shipping completely > > > new versions with a forced migration. Therefore - in my opinion - we > > > should not ship wordpress in Wheezy, at least not until upstream handles > > > such issues in a sane way. > > > > Forcing users to manually install and update it or to use a package from > > outside Debian are also options that aren't good for users. > > If we can't provide stable packages then I don't see what value we add by > packaging it at all. I wonder what the ratio of wordpress+debian users is > who use the package versus those that hand-install anyway, and whether that > is something that could ever be feasibly estimated. The value is the same as for most packages: it's easy to install and easy to upgrade (I assume; I don't use Wordpress). Yes, the expected stability is lost. But I suspect many of our users would be happier with up-to-date applications and a stable core. Of course, for any application that we expect to receive more substantial updates during a stable release, this does need to be documented. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
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