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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>
Subject: Re: [RFC] How do we handle stabilisations of not-exactly-maintained packages
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:57:27 +0000 (UTC)
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.

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-developers-consider-even-shorter-release-cycle-1347013.html

-- 
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"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman



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