On Thursday 01 January 2009, Beojan Stanislaus wrote: > I understand this isn't the best list for this, but the mail about > including krypt gave me an idea. I think that once Lenny, or any other > release,is frozen, it should be decoupled from unstable, because packages > only propagate manually, in exceptional circumstances, so such a decoupling > could mean that development could continue on unstable, the bleeding-edge, > with frozen separately developing to release. This would allow, in this > case, for KDE4 to be put into unstable without needing to wait for Lenny.
Aaron Seigo actually suggested doing that with KDE development as well. Instead of gradually freezing trunk as a release approaches, release work would be done in a branch while trunk remains active. This approach has the potential pitfall of people not paying as much attention to stabilizing for release, but if done well could result in a much more fluid development model. %!PS: <understatement>Of course, you could say that not everyone has been pleased with some of Aaron's previous release practices... </understatement>
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