Re: debian/ in GNOME CVS

On Sat, Sep 22, 2001 at 10:44:54PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Malcolm Tredinnick <malcolm commsecure com au> writes: 
> > My worry here is that something which is really "libraries for
> > developers only and is for API stability to help porting begin" may be
> > misinterpreted as a GNOME 2.0 pre-release or something equally
> > confusing if people get it by default the next time they do a
> > "run-magic-program-that-installs-stuff-from-the-net-on-my-Debian-box".
> > Are we ready to handle that kind of PR?
> If the packaging is done correctly, it should all install in parallel
> - then the advantage is that people can hack on gnome-core or whatever
> without having to build libs from CVS or break the desktop they're
> using.
> (Well, they can do that for about 3 days until someone changes the
> library API and gnome-core no longer builds against the release,
> anyhow ;-)

Yes and yes. :-) Except hopefully the this-time-we-really-mean-it freeze
no the 28th will mitigate a lot of that.

I agree with all this. My original mail was more nervousness at seeing
something like "Gnome 2.0 packages available in Sid" on Slashdot, etc
and then a bunch of bug reports and media articles about how it's all
crap since nothing works with it, etc.

I shall now withdraw and assume that wiser and better people than I have
it all under control and I am worrying unnecessarily.


The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.

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