Re: post-release package update policy
>>>>> "David" == David Engel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
David> I really only see a need for two trees -- one stable a.out and
David> one experimental ELF. IMO, the experimental a.out tree should
David> only be a short-term repository for bug fixes to be checked out
David> by developers or beta testers before going into the stable
There are independent libraries, a basic level of kernel support, and
different compiler targets. How do ELF and a.out conflict?
David> However, has anyone else
David> noticed that Debian is now the only major Linux distribution
David> that has not converted to ELF? I haven't seen it publicized
David> much, but even Linus has switched to ELF!
Yes! ELF is a fundemental improvement, but not a fundamental change.
There isn't a need to "switch".