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Rich Freeman posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:46:38 -0400 as excerpted:
> An issue your suggestion doesn't address is when packages don't even
> stick around 30 days/etc.
> I know I've seen many packages where there is an ancient stable version
> that is never touched, and a much newer ~arch version that gets tweaked
> every 3-6 weeks. When it gets tweaked, often the old version is just
> removed immediately, or shortly after it is bumped. So, packages often
> don't stick around the 30 days it takes to stabilize them.
> Granted, this is a bit anecdotal so I can't speak for how big a problem
> this is in reality. However, for any stabilization scheme to work
> packages have to be, well, stable. :)
Talking about... Just today I was reading that the firefox folks are
debating shortening the current 6-week cycle to 5-weeks or less.
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