Release Engineering Meeting Recap from Monday 16-APR-07

Florian La Roche laroche at
Tue Apr 17 21:01:11 UTC 2007

On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 07:11:47PM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> Bill Nottingham schrieb:
> > John Poelstra (poelstra at said: 
> >> If changing the dist tag helps someone not as technically inclined or gives 
> >> the impression of better put together release, fixing it has a high ROI and 
> >> is worth it to me. 
> > Someone who is non-technical doesn't necessarily *see* the version/release.
> +1 -- and we could solve most of the problem by educating packagers to
> not use the disttag in the devel branch for packages that change seldom.

I've suggested before to leave away the dist tag for the
devel branch completely and only add it for updates once a
release is put together.

This would be a change where packages now start depending on the
dist tag to identify certain releases.


Florian La Roche

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