Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)

Ted Gould ted at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 28 22:55:10 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-02-28 at 16:00 -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:

> On Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:26:51 AM Rick Spencer wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Allison Randal <allison at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > > I'm not entirely opposed to the idea that the Debian development model
> > > of 2-year "stable" releases with an ongoing "unstable" archive has been
> > > right all along. But frankly, if someone came to me with this proposal
> > > you've posted as a "startup" and asked me to invest in it, I'd say "You
> > > haven't demonstrated that this is technically feasible." and kick them
> > > back to the drawing board.
> > 
> > Oh? I would point to our last several years of improving Daily Quality and
> > at Raring as it is today. I think our track record for making a highly
> > usable development release is quite excellent.
> The current approach to daily quality has never been tried when Debian wasn't 
> in freeze.  Declaring things good now based on the available data is like a 
> penguin on an iceberg as it floats north being convinced the data so far 
> proving he's riding on a stable, reliable platform.

And also when Unity and Compiz have only been receiving bug fix work,
not major feature development.  I think that we have improved daily
quality overall, but Raring itself is not enough data to say it is
equivalent to the six month releases.


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