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Re: debian is too big



On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 09:44:23AM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> In article <000501c4056b$141ab270$0a5ea8c0@LEELOO>,
> Philippe Strauss <philippe.strauss@practeo.ch> wrote:
> >More seriously, my point is:
> >Is there any hope to one day, to adapt debian to the number of packages
> >it bears and split release cycles between a core of 300-500 packages
> >and having the rest of packages evolving at their own pace, following
> >the core?
> >syncing so much package around "release" schedule is becoming
> >unrealistic. I'm waiting testing to become stable for so long.
> 
> That would be a godsend. It would work, too. It's happening already:
> a lot of people run woody as "the stable core" and backports.org
> as "the rest", so the idea certainly has merit.

I think it has some problems, though -- for instance, differences in
versions of libc.  If we supported building packages from source better
(which I really think we should), this instantly becomes more practical.

-- John



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