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Re: Stable packages

Am Friday 28 January 2011 schrieb Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer:
> On Wednesday 26 January 2011 08:58:44 Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > BTW I think - I use these regularily - that:
> > 
> > - basket 1.81-1
> > - kmymoney 4.5-2
> > 
> > are more stable than their counterparts in Squeeze!
> > 
> > And given that amarok 1.4.0-1 has entered stable, I do not quite
> > understand why these stay in experimental.
> The reason is quite simple: we are frozen. In this state, it is easier
> to fix RC bugs if the version in unstable is the same (or a fix) for
> the evrsion in testing. In thsi case, most maintainers prefer to push
> things to experimental.

Okay. So its just that some maintainers at least for some applications 
prefer to push to sid - the Amarok case I mentioned above - but more 
usually they prefer to push to experimental. Granted, basket and kmymoney 
are likely not to be used by as many users than Amarok, but still I didn't 
understand that difference in package handling.

> Just wait for Squeeze to be released as stable [0] and then everything
> will get back to normal.

For me its mostly not a problem: I didn't hesitate to take stuff from 
experimental-snapshots at qt-kde.debian.net so I am using from 
experimental what I see fit ;).

But for my workstation at work, some backports would be nice then 
probably. But heck even there I enabled sid - at lower priority - and 
experimental repositories - with high enough priority for self updating. I 
am just more cautious and installing less from experimental than on my 

> [0]
> <http://news.debian.net/2011/01/22/join-us-in-the-countdown-to-squeeze
> />

Yeah, nice!

Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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