[Samba] Samba 3.2.0 in Debian "lenny"

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Tue Aug 5 07:00:32 GMT 2008

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Christian Perrier wrote:
> After several months of testing in the "experimental" branch of
> Debian, samba 3.2.0 was uploaded to Debian "unstable" as of July 20th
> 2008 and entered the "testing" branch of the distribution as of August
> 1st.
> As the "testing" branch is the future stable release of the Debian
> distribution, this means that Samba 3.2.0 will be in the upcoming
> release of Debian, codename "lenny".
> That indeed happened just in time before the entire distribution was
> frozen, in preparation for the release of Debian (which will happen
> "when it's ready", of course).
> Having 3.2.1 (when it's released) will be much more difficult as that will
> require a freeze exception which the Debian release managers *will* be
> very reluctant to make, so I'm much less optimistic for this. Steve
> (Langasek) and I will need to be *very* convincing that Samba can be
> allowed for a freeze exception while many other important software
> can't..:-)

Seems to me they should have been a lot more reluctant to freeze on a
point zero release rather than reluctant at this point. I would be
willing to bet that there are a lot of serious problems that would
appear with any first release.

I know Debian tends to backport patches, but it would seem like this
would be a bit of a pain to start from this point.

That's the trick with Debian though I guess: how stable is too stable, etc.
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