Announcing Specifix Inc.
Posted Jul 16, 2004 7:37 UTC (Fri) by mbp
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Yeah, that is kind of dumb. But I think the SCM comparison is illuminating. Debian has very much the kind of problems you might expect from a single big CVS branch with many contributors.
It takes a long time to get it stable to release, it's hard to tell when it will be stable, and it takes a long time to get back there next time. Sometimes particular features (XFree 4.3) take a very very long time to merge, even though they're internally stable enough that a large fraction of people want them.
Another example: there's no easy way to get testing+security patches.
Something modelled more on Monotone might be a better approach.
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