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Re: A "progressive" distribution

J.H.M. Dassen Ray" (jhm@cistron.nl) wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 14:12:49 -0500, Jacob Kuntz wrote:
> > 
> > the production branch should always work.

i was stating goals, not fact.

> But it won't. This approach ignores the fact that "stability" is a property
> of a release as a whole (the set of packages and their interdependencies,
> ISOs, boot floppies and the upgrade path from the previous release) rather
> than the sum of the stability of individual packages.

the main idea here is that the release cycle would be automated, and
packages would be gradutated from one tree to the next. perhaps an
intermediate tree needs to be included. i believe this idea has promise,
please help me work the kinks out. how would you suggest we improve our
release practice?

(jacob kuntz)                    jake@{megabite,underworld}.net jpk@cape.com
(megabite systems)     "think free speech, not free beer." (gnu foundataion)

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