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Re: Using unstable for certain packages

On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 06:49:46PM +0100, Kevin Chadwick wrote:
> Incidentally. I do wonder if debian stable should accelerate some
> packages which follow a more stable dev cycle like xfce-4.10 where it
> has already been well tested.

Won't happen. That is what Debian Backports is for.
IMHO it is not related to the development cycle of the software, but how
well the software actually integrates within the Debian system. What
criterion allows a package to "accelerate" as opposed to another?
Upstream development habits? Is GNOME upstream better than say mplayer
upstream? Who decides? Doesn't sound very workable, or even fair.

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who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the 
oppressing." --- Malcolm X

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