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Re: support for experimental? (was: Re: annoying 4gb seg fixup)



On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 03:52, Chris Bannister
<mockingbird@earthlight.co.nz> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 07:06:33AM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
>> Chris writes:
>> > experimental is unsupported on this list.
>>
>> That isn't true, though there may be few (if any) other people here
>> using any given package therefrom.
>
> Please correct me as you see fit.
>
> AIUI, the experimental distribution is more of a staging area for
> packages which are too unstable even for unstable. It can also be a
> place where a developer may upload a package to get feedback from
> interested testers. So, unless the developer reads this list then
> unfortunately the message will probably be lost.
>
> I would guess a discussion through a bug report or with the maintainer
> would be more appropriate.
>
> It seems like having "support" and "experimental" in the same sentence
> could be seen as an oxymoron?
>
> I wouldn't reccommend that its ok to mix experimental, etc. willy nilly,
> and then expect to get help when it all goes belly up.

<shug> Experimental works fine for me, generally.


Cheers,
Kelly Clowers


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