Re: Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes
On Friday 31 July 2009, Steve Langasek wrote:
> I don't believe the kind of coarse synchronization that's been proposed
> for the releases would make Debian<->Ubuntu crossgrades significantly
> easier. Most of the local changes that Ubuntu has today would still
> apply, and there are rebuilt binaries that share version numbers,
> introducing all kinds of fun possibilities.
Right. So Ubuntu can put its paid developers to work to create a tested
upgrade path from Debian to Ubuntu and Ubuntu can go off with its
publicity budget and promote itself with that "feature".
How "fun". I see zero benefit for Debian there.