[Drbd-dev] 0.7.11 soon

Lars Ellenberg Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com
Mon May 9 18:31:57 CEST 2005

/ 2005-05-09 18:07:04 +0200
\ Helmut Wollmersdorfer:
> Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> >hm.
> >maybe it is easier to NOT generate a drbd-0.7.10 package, but a drbd-0.7
> >paackage, so it can be updated to our 0.7.X releases without violating
> >any package release policies?

> > development is in 0.8, 0.7 is in "bugfix-only-mode" anyways.
> Not all "bugfixes" are "security fixes".
> IMHO the mainstream of users can live with 0.7.10.
> If someone has special requirements, (s)he can
> - install from Debian /unstable (or /testing after release)
> - compile from tar/SVN
> - request LINBIT services
> - backport future releases to stable
> - use another $distri
> IMHO it's important for the popularity of DRBD to have the "pretty
> stable" 0.7.10 in Debian.

I was just contemplating...

the SuSE drbd-0.7.4-whatever seems to be a 0.7.10+, too,
with a downpatched version number...

as a packager, if you do such things,
you are lying to yourself and your customers,
and ** I don't see any reason for that **.

But I have not been involved in politics too deeply, either, so far...
anyways.  It's probably best to just let the packagers of whatever
disribution do their work, and just help out if asked directly.

btw, packagers: thank you for increasing "the popularity of DRBD"... 


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