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From: Jon Portnoy <avenj@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Arches marking ebuilds stable before maintainer
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 19:54:35
This has come up a few times, mostly specifically related to GNOME 
packages, but there hasn't been much recent discussion on the pros/cons 

Apparently, some package maintainers think it's a major problem if an 
arch other than x86 marks an ebuild stable before it's stable on x86. 
Speaking as someone who's maintained many packages as well as two 
non-x86 architectures, could someone please explain why, precisely, it's 
such an issue if an architecture chooses to give their stable users 
versions not yet marked stable on the maintainer's preferred 

Jon Portnoy

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