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Re: Re Xemacs needs help

On 01 Mar 2004 12:37:28 +0200, debian  <era> said: 

> On Mon, 01 Mar 2004 02:37:34 -0600, Manoj Srivastava
> <srivasta@debian.org> posted to debian-emacsen:
>> This severity is *designed* to allow packages to live in unstable
>> that should not yet go into testing.

> But the practice of uploading to unstable something which cannot
> reasonably be expected not to have RC bugs is questionable, agree?

	No, I don't. You upload into experimental only there are
 stable versions of the package already in Sid; new, untested code
 belongs in unstable -- no one is likely to be surprised by the

	If the package is known to be broken, do not upload it at all,
 provide a separate aptable location for the known bad packages.

	It is perfectly reasonable to have foo and foo-cvs packages in
 unstable, with the foo-cvs packages marked with a serious bug so they
 do not propagate into testing.

	This is the only sane way to do things with the current and
 historical practice of not auto-building experimental.

Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes
and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000
vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1 1/2 tons. Popular Mechanics, March
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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