I'm wondering who wrote: > > As linux-modules-extra-2.6-etchnhalf was not ready in time we decided to > > skip it for r4 and include it in r5. Frans Pop wrote: > Well done folks. You've again managed to break at least part of the > functionality of Debian Installer and, more importantly, left users with > a potentially unbootable system after installation. <fjp> You can now partition using loop-aes encryption, but the modules are not available for the installed system. <fjp> So you cannot access any loop-aes encrypted partitions. <fjp> Or (hopefully) the installation will fail during finish-install. Well, it would seem we have the first peice of errata for the end of http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/debian-installer/etchnhalf How many months do we plan to let users stumble over this before r5? > This is the third time since Etch where a stable release involving > something I have spent a serious amount of my time on is mishandled by > the release team. > I've had it with this mentality where apparently it is OK to just skip > proper and timely preparation of releases, where it is OK to do things at > the very last possible moment, break promises made to colleague DDs and > break their work without any prior communication at all. We're very good at releasing every day / week (hello, britney, debian-cd). We *suck* at releasing every X years where every single thing is ad-hoc. As long as stable release frequency is random and release preparations are ad-hoc, we will continue to have such problems. > As you obviously don't appreciate the work done by others to get things to > the point that a release is possible, I will not participate in ANYTHING > that has to do with releasing Lenny anymore, which means I'm dropping per > now a lot of my D-I work, debian-cd work, documentation work and website > work and any testing work I normally do. It might help your motivation slightly to think of stable as a sub-par and largely irrelevant derived distribution bolted onto the side of the real Debian. -- see shy jo, who at least can stop feeling bad about his original slink-and-half release. Apparently being an official Debian release would not have made it any better..
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