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Re: 2.6.8 release

Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:

> On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 04:57:40AM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> At some point in the past, I wrote:
>> >> The 2.6.8 release has been almost exclusively focused on stabilization.
>> >> I highly recommend adopting as much of 2.6.8 as possible if not the
>> >> whole delta between 2.6.7 and 2.6.8. If not incrementing the version
>> >> number after freeze is the primary constraint, I'd literally recommend
>> >> just marking the delta to reach virgin 2.6.8 as an add-on patch in the
>> >> 2.6.7-deb repository while leaving the version number intact.
>> On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 08:38:23AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
>> > I don't understand this, what would be the gain over doing real
>> > 2.6.8 packages ?
>> It would be a loss vs. shipping real 2.6.8 packages. The only use of
>> such a technique would be to satisfy a constraint on version numbers.
> I don't think it is needed to resort to such tricks.
> Friendly,
> Sven Luther

D-I constrains the debian revision which would have to change. Bumping
the revision or the version is about the same amount of work to get it
being used. So no gain there. 


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