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Re: R 3.0.0 and required rebuilds of all reverse Depends: of R

On 2013-04-02 21:06:30 +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> Just to expand slightly on this, the problem you're both poking at is
> that during a freeze, our incentives are directed towards fixing RC bugs
> (because then we can release, which means we can then do what we prefer
> to, which (as you can see in the unconstrained periods), is to package
> new software, new upstream versions and so on).  New code tends to be
> buggier than older, debugged code, so it's no surprise that we get more
> RC bugs in the non-freeze periods..

In general, bug-fix releases (which are also blocked by the freeze)
don't introduce new bugs.

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