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Re: where do NEW packages go?

On 19 May 2002, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:

> Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org> writes:
> > gcc 3.1 was released 2 *DAYS* ago.  You can *NOT* honestly expect for things
> > that depend on gcc 3.1 to suddenly be allowed in, so soon after a new
> > package(and a MAJOR one at that) is released.
> You're stating a reasonable rule here.
> How would a maintainer go about finding out this rule?  If they upload
> such a package, will ftpmaster tell them?  Or will it just get delayed
> with no stated reason given?

When the maintainer uploads it, it is ready.

The rule is that one shouldn't DEMAND that maintainers of critical packages
upload so soon after a major release.

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