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Re: GNOME 2.6 definitely not ready for unstable

On Sun, 23 May 2004, Michael Banck wrote:

> On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 01:36:15AM +0300, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> > Today, Rhythmbox 0.8.4 entered unstable, with rather unpleasant consequences:  I
> > cannot use it, because it insists upon trying to access /dev/dsp directly. 
> [...]
> > This is a tiny example, but it clearly shows that transition from GNOME 2.4 to
> > GNOME 2.6 is not sufficiently rehearsed to know which packages can enter
> > unstable in what order.  Back to the drawing board!
> What does a new upstream release of rhythmbox have to do with GNOME 2.6?

unstable != upstream.

The new release requires a GNOME 2.6 a component (gnome-media) which has not
yet entered unstable, for configuration, yet it was allowed to enter unstable
anyhow.  This just goes to show that Rhythmbox 0.8.4 should not have been
allowed to enter unstable until the 2.6 gnome-core did.

Martin-Éric Racine, ICT Consultant

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