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Bug#97755: PROPOSAL] eliminating task packages; new task system

>>"Joey" == Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

 >> Mind you, I like the proposal, and were it not for the issue
 >> of timing, I would probably have seconded this.

 Joey> It's all about timing, unfortunatly -- we have to get this done before
 Joey> woody base is frozen, and that includes getting the old task packages
 Joey> removed. I think we will though, and will probably have it almostly
 Joey> completly implemented by the time the discussion period is up and it
 Joey> goes into policy.

	But what's the driving necessity to get this into policy in a
 hurry? We can't use policy to bludgeon people into removing their
 packages; that has to come from agreements reached with authors of
 the packages themselves, from the DPL, or a general resolution. 

	We can then put this all into policy sometime in sarge, after
 the dust has settled down, and the battle plan has actually made
 contact with deployment and bug and the myriad strange systems out

	I have yet to see a reason for rushing into policy something
 that is a proposed process, and not yet a documentation of tried,
 stable, and current practice, Obviously, I am missing something.

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