xfce 4.0.2, countdown

Daniel Ciaglia daniel at ciaglia.de
Tue Dec 16 23:21:11 CET 2003

on Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 10:52:16PM +0100, you wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 22:38:13 +0100
> Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at xfce.org> wrote:
> > Hi bkw,
> > 
> > Sorry, I don't get your point... We can't delay a release just because
> > the Debian site is down... Or maybe I simply did not understand.
> Shouldn't we try to find a temporary mirror for the packages then?

Well, all the following stuff is AFAIK:

The Debian servers are up and running, so are the mirrors (except e.g.
packages.debian.org which one need to search the packages database).
The problems after that *little* incident are the not running
builddaemons (sp?). So there are no new packages coming from sid to
sarge. As I wrote in my last email (and yes, I'm to lazy to search for
Martins email) xfce4 will not make it into sarge (upcoming stable).

So, if you're running sid (Still In Development, Sid Is Dangerous) there
aren't any problems to get your fresh portion of xfce4 as long as
Martin Loschwitz and Norbert Tretowski are throwing the packages onto
the mirrors.

> I'am not a debianuser myself, but my personal opinion are that I
> wouldn't really like that there're releases without working mirrors
> for mainly dist based packages. When there're working packages available
> offline.

See some lines above

> I guess the main project should also look after so new releases are
> available for most users. I think many xfce users run debian as distro.

And are or have to be able to compile the packages by themself if they
don't want to run unstable. Sorry, but xfce4 depends on packages, not
available for testing or stable.

> Maybe it's someone else work to maintain working mirrors and not yours
> Oliver.

And, by the way, about 10-15 other packages (gtk2 etc.) _and_ some other
platforms (mips, sparc, ia64 ...)

> *just a reflection*



PS: If I misunderstood your point, feel free to correct me.
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