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Re: [gnu.misc.discuss,gnu.emacs.gnus] Free software: Packagers vs Developers

>>>>> "Rafael" == Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@icp.inpg.fr> writes:

    Rafael> ------- Start of forwarded message -------
    Rafael> From: Per Abrahamsen <abraham@dina.kvl.dk>

    Rafael> The specific issue is that Debian is distributing an alpha
    Rafael> version of Gnus as the default Gnus for XEmacs on their
    Rafael> unstable branch.

 I imagine the package maintainer's intention is that if that version
 of Gnus is not ready for prime time when `potato' is frozen and about
 to be renamed as `stable', then that Gnus will be replaced by a known
 stable version, and the Alpha/Beta code moved to the newly created

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