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Re: What to do when DD considers policy to be optional? [kubernetes]

On Thursday, 26 March 2020 3:45:21 AM AEDT Marc Haber wrote:
> Software packages like kubernetes, docker, and many of the other "hip
> tools of the day" are moving way too fast for our release scheme.

It is worth remembering that Debian is not only a stable release.
Statically built Golang apps are easy to install from testing/unstable into 
stable and packaging still provides certain benefits.

Stable Debian release protects users from sudden unexpected and disruptive 
changes but some prefer to run their systems from "testing".

With rapidly changing upstream projects users can't have peace anywhere 
neither in Debian nor with upstream.

Also most complex Golang apps usually don't even get into "stable" due to 
massive removals from "testing" on bugs in any of their dependency libraries 
(direct or indirect). Stabilising the whole Golang ecosystem so few heavy 
packages could migrate is a long effort but we are getting there...

All the best,
 Dmitry Smirnov.


Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which
differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are
even incapable of forming such opinion.
        -- Albert Einstein, from "Aphorisms for Leo Baeck;
           Opinions of Albert Einstein"

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