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Re: To RC1 or not to RC1?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2006-07-03 16:42:01 CEST

Peter Samuelson wrote:
> I'd like to release debian packages to the 'experimental'[*] package
> suite as soon as possible, so that users can get their hands on 1.4 and
> start banging on it. Even with known bdb bugs in rc1, I'd rather have
> something to put out there than not have something to put out there.

Are you aware that using 1.4 upgrades working copies in a non-backwards
compatible fashion? I think even with the big warnings on
'experimental' packages are not sufficient warning. Are you personally
planning on dealing with all of the fallout from people who discover
after the fact that they cannot go back to 1.3.x??? ;-)


John Peacock
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