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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: [RFC] How do we handle stabilisations of not-exactly-maintained packages
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:37:55 -0400
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Thomas Kahle <tomka@g.o> wrote:
> I agree that these new 'channel' concepts are not very compatible with
> out stable/testing tree model and security stabilizations.  Every single
> stabilization (except the first) of www-client/chromium for instance is
> a security stabilization.  Chromium goes stable early and with the 'it's
> a security-bug, small problems can be ingored'-hat on.

If it gets too out of hand we could always do the Debian thing and
backport patches (but for a period of weeks to months, not moths to
years).  That obviously has problems of its own.

I get that if I want to be a btrfs pioneer I might have to live with
doing daily git updates or whatever.  What I don't get is that a
mainstream vendor should be pushing patches every third day.  And, on
linux I'd consider chromium more mainstream than chrome - especially
on Gentoo since we've decrufted it a bit.

I LIKE the contribution of linux distros, and I don't really want to
see a move towards the Windows world where I have 10 different
auto-updaters running (or worse - no auto-update and I'm just stuck
with manual checks).  I also don't like every browser having its own
copy of everything from libz to webkit to sqllite.

Rich


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Re: Re: [RFC] How do we handle stabilisations of not-exactly-maintained packages
-- Thomas Kahle
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[RFC] How do we handle stabilisations of not-exactly-maintained packages
-- Tomáš Chvátal
Re: [RFC] How do we handle stabilisations of not-exactly-maintained packages
-- Rich Freeman
Re: [RFC] How do we handle stabilisations of not-exactly-maintained packages
-- Duncan
Re: Re: [RFC] How do we handle stabilisations of not-exactly-maintained packages
-- Rich Freeman
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-- Thomas Kahle
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