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Re: [DebianGIS] current situation

On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 10:21:15AM +0930, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Jan 15, 2008 2:29 PM, Hamish <hamish_b@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > GRASS 6.3.0 is not intended to be a stable release (ie with ongoing
> > support), it is a beta "development preview" release of what the 6.4
> > stable release will be like. It is more stable than a CVS snapshot but
> > less than an official stable release.
> >
> > I am sure 6.3.0 will be released before Lenny, the question is does
> > Debian want to use it?
> experimental is the place for upstream development snapshots, it is
> usually a good idea to upload them there early so that there is less
> work later down the track when 6.4 is released.
> Is there a timeframe for the release of 6.4?

A would prefer to maintain a back-compatible source level svn repo
with a specific branch as already done. So people interested
can easily compile their own version for their distro.
Users of a development version are generally enough smart
to build from source and a svn branch (with doc) for that
is surely more interesting for them.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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