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Re: trends.debian.net updated

On Sat, Apr 04, 2020 at 08:03:09PM +0200, Ole Streicher wrote:
> Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> writes:
> > Idea: perhaps we could make no unrestricted (maintainer, team, or QA) upload
> > for 10 years a RC bug on its own?  That threshold could then be gradually
> > reduced to eg. 5 years, as worst offenders get fixed.
> One could deprecate old Standards-Version and require a version not that
> was not superceded for more than five years.

That's not what Standards-Version means.

You don't get to say "I know my package does not comply with current
Policy, but the Standards-Version claims an old version of Policy so
that's fine". You must always be compliant with current policy (in
unstable), and if policy changes in ways that apply to your package, you
need to update it.

One of my packages, logtool, hasn't seen an upstream change since the
early naughties, and as a result there are 7 years between logtool
1.2.8-8 and logtool 1.2.8-9.

That however didn't mean it wasn't maintained, just that it didn't need
any update in 7 years.

The only reason for Standards-Version to exist is so that when you or
whoever comes after you look at things a few days/weeks/months/years
down the line, you know what has changed in Policy since it was last
touched and can use upgrading-checklist.txt

<Lo-lan-do> Home is where you have to wash the dishes.
  -- #debian-devel, Freenode, 2004-09-22

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