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Re: Bug#362584: xindy debian package

Vladimir Volovich <vvv@vsu.ru> wrote:

> "fant" == Frank Küster writes:
>  fant> We were busy working on texlive-2007.  And I must admit I don't
>  fant> remember what you said about the current packages: Do you think
>  fant> we can upload them, or are there still issues?  The upstream
>  fant> version is a beta - is this releasable?
> The upstream is unfortunately VERY slow in releasing new versions, so
> it would be great to release current beta (with the "available
> patches" posted yesterday in the xindy-discuss mailing list).
> We can always release new version once it becomes available at upstream.

That's not really an answer to my question.  I don't think Debian
unstable is meant for software that is not ready for use, with the hope
to get beta testers.  It's for software which basically works, and the
"unstable" refers to it's Debian packaging which hasn't been tested.

So the question still is: Is xindy with a pre-release version number in
a usable state?  If you and Jörg agree on a "yes", then I think we
should upload as soon as possible.

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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