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Which release is suitable for a Debian developer?

Postby acemi » 2008-05-30 16:35

Which is the best release to maintain a Debian package? Stable, testing, unstable?

Or does a Debian developer have to use all of them?
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Re: Which release is suitable for a Debian developer?

Postby Lavendem » 2008-05-30 19:17

acemi wrote:Which is the best release to maintain a Debian package? Stable, testing, unstable?

Or does a Debian developer have to use all of them?
I would have at least Etch (stable) and Lenny (testing) installed with Sid (unstable) probably being an extra. For working grounds I would use Lenny or Sid, but to be more on the safer side if you don't mind breaking things then go for Lenny. Do everything related to the process from the ground up to the near final phase. At this phase try it under Etch and if there are some incompatible libraries then try to backport it if you can. That will always keep you on the go. For the true expert Sid is recommended as it can be good exercise if you break things.

So in other words, install all of them and use Sid or Testing mainly, while using Etch for testing everything final out.

I hope that helps... I'm not a DD though so I'm probably not the best one to ask about this.
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Postby Jackiebrown » 2008-05-30 22:51

Packages should be able to be built against sid if you want them for inclusion in the debian repos.
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