Security Response Team / EOL

Warren Togami wtogami at
Fri Apr 28 20:54:01 UTC 2006

Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>> Branches for new packages in CVS are not created for Distributions
>>> that are in Maintenance state. FESCo can approve exceptions of this rule
>>> if there are good reasons for it. The official package maintainers are
>> I completly disagree with that. If a user don't want new packages that
>> entered extras while in maintainance state he shouldn't install new
>> packages. In my opinion the maintainer could be able to add new packages
>> for distributions in maintainance state, if he is confident that he
>> will maintain it. [...]
> I can live with that if others agree with it. But there were some people
> in FESCo that don't like this idea.

If the package maintainer fails, then that just becomes yet another 
reason to retire the distro as it pulls the statistics down.

I can almost support this idea, except I think we should discourage 
adding new things.  There shouldn't be a wide open door for branching to 

Warren Togami
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