Re: R 3.0.0 and required rebuilds of all reverse Depends: of R
]] Vincent Lefevre
> 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.
Sometimes, they do, and except during this last stage of the freeze,
it's not been particularly hard to get bug fixes into wheezy. As I
have written elsewhere, I've had unblock requests go through less than
five minutes after I filed the request. It's a little bit of extra
book-keeping, sure, but it's not very onerous.
Tollef Fog Heen
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