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Re: where do NEW packages go?

On Sun, 19 May 2002, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> I was personally not too much interested in the past Debian releases, but was
> more interested in developing Debian further, rather than stabilizing it and
> hammering it together for a release.  It was easy for me to do this, because
> the people working on the release could do so in the "frozen" distribution,
> and the people working on the next release could do it in the "unstable"
> distribution.  This was not without problems if you had to release a package
> only for frozen, but anyway, that's how it was done.  There was a clear cut
> where unstable was virtually copied into frozen and that was very much like
> a branch in CVS.  After that, everything in unstable could hardly affect
> frozen and vice-versa.  If you are used to CVS you will know that a branch
> is very useful to split development (in the release branch, you maintain
> stability, and in the HEAD branch you continue the unstable development).

It is difficult(but not impossible) to upload to woody-proposed-updates.  In
the past, this was easier to accomplish.

This is why this freeze is affecting all of Debian.

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