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Re: Question for all candidates: Release process

* Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> [100317 01:52]:
> I propose that we reshape the sections and priorities of our archive, so that
> it is easy to remove from Testing any RC bug that is not in a core pakcage,
> and is old and not tagged RFH.

How is that different from the current procedure?

> In parallel, I propose that the definition
> of what the ‘core’ is can vary between architectures.

And do you think that will make it easier or harder to do a release?

> The goal is not only to reduce the workload of the release team and the
> porters. It is also to give some meaning to the presence of a package in a
> stable release. These packages must be there because there is agreement that
> enough users are insterested in it, and are comfortable with the idea to keep it
> at the same version for a long time.

So you think we currently put things in which we do not want to keep the
whole time?

> For many peripheral leafs and branches of our dependancy tree, let's innovate
> and distribute them through other channels, like official backports and even
> the new snapshot system that is being set up.

Welcome to the first circle of rpm hell...

	Bernhard R. Link

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