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Re: possible hole in mozilla et al

At 10:58 PM 5/8/2002 +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
Previously Raymond Wood wrote:
>but I would really like to see either:
>   a) woody receiving security patches as soon as sid and potato;
>     or
>   b) no woody.

From a security viewpoint b) is the only option, and we have always said

What if.....

What if there were more debian distributions each of which contained a smaller subset of the master debian distribution. For example debian-server-386 debian-thinclient debian-Xclient and whatnot. There would be one master unstable and testing but numerous stable distros.

The idea being that sometimes the stable distros get help up because some obscure package still has release critical bugs in it. maybe it only effects one platform but not another. Maybe by breaking the distros up into smaller chunks there would be more recent versions of stable and people would not feel the need to run testing. The situation right now is that for production you run an ancient system or cross your fingers, hold your breath and run unstable.

Tim Uckun
US Investigations Services/Due Diligence

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