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Re: Release team for etch?

El sáb, 11-06-2005 a las 17:30 -0500, Bill Allombert escribió:
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2005 at 11:26:44AM +0200, Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo wrote:
> >  Why do you want a release with X.org packages and not with ..... (fill
> > in here). The problem is that Debian is quite huge and have packages
> > with very different schedules and in different cycles of their live. If
> > we release each 18 months, and for that we have to drop X.org support
> > from the first release, we will have X.org support in stable in 3 years
> > form now. If we wait for X.org (or other packages facing a great
> > transition now), perhaps we will be able to release in 2-3 years, which
> > will mean that we will only ship one stable version in that period of
> > time. IMHO that does not benefit users more than having X.org in next
> > stable release.
> This is a false dilemma because we need a version of X to release anyway
> and who is willing to maintain XFree 4.3 for etch ? Probably nobody.

 I simply followed given example. I don't know even if X.org is ready
for being shipped tomorrow (as upstream software, not thinking on
packaging issues).

 What I was trying to show is that transitions must be taken with care.
They must be done when it is the time for being done, not *now* because
that is the utterly cool and bleeding edge software of the moment. Manly
because transitions affect large and core parts of Debian, it is not
simply a corner program being rewritten.


Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo

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