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Re: A "progressive" distribution

i thought i send a reply to this but it doesn't seem to have made it to the
list. i'll try to remember what i typed.

J.H.M. Dassen Ray" (jhm@cistron.nl) wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 14:12:49 -0500, Jacob Kuntz wrote:
> > try this hypothetical release method out:
> > 
> > there are two trees. let's call them devel and production. debian saavy
> > folks (maintainers) run devel. new packages are uploaded to devel where
> > they are tested extensivly. when a package has been in devel for more than
> > (for instance) two weeks, and it has no release critical and few important
> > bugs, it graduates into production.
> > 
> > the production branch should always work.

that was a statement of intent, not of 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.

but this idea has promise, no? i realize that there are still some kinks in
this here, please help me work them out. maybe an intermediate tree? how
would you improve our release practice?

> Ray
> -- 
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