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Re: Using unstable for certain packages

> Personally I like the about two-year stable release schedule.  It is
> long enough

I appreciate knowing that our setup will not break due to this but
also compile and download various packages like libreoffice and

Now I would not expect libreoffice to be packaged but xfce-4.10 had a
year or two year testing cycle before release and so I see it as
perhaps one of very few exceptions.

OTOH I have just run into a glib(gio) segmentation fault in debian 6
likely due to mime.cache file corruption in .local, certainly due to
that file in any case. Quite Ironic that xfce-4.10 is more stable
thanan included package which it is built on ;-). Perhaps it was caused
by the mix of old and new code but then I suppose that glib bug would
have been fixed.

In any case, no problem just thought it was worth consideration as a
particular case. I am probably going to drop the xfce4-panel from our
plans now anyway. Nothing to do with xfce but glib taking everything
down including the panel and synaptic for what should be a non issue as
it is a file that could just be deleted is simply unacceptable to me
when there are rock solid alternatives.


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

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