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Re: If Linux Is About Choice, Why Then ...




On Wed 12 Apr 2017 at 22:24:16 (+0200), Mart van de Wege wrote:
> David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> 
> > On Mon 10 Apr 2017 at 21:21:00 (+0000), GiaThnYgeia wrote:
> >> For a second month under freeze not much
> >> development can take place in unstable, as it is really tomorrow's
> >> testing.
> >
> > What do you mean? Sid (unstable) is always sid. It doesn't suddenly
> > become buster (the next testing) when stretch is released.
> >
> To be fair, as someone running Sid and doing almost daily updates, it is
> noticeable when there is a testing freeze, as Sid comes to an almost
> complete standstill while developers concentrate on the freeze.

I think you're right. And then there may be an avalanche after release
day, something that tyros running sid should be aware of.

(But I was just pointing out in passing that packages don't get a
"free pass" from unstable to testing on release day. In fact,
of course, unstable's contents, and testing's too, do not change at all.)

Cheers,
David.