Re: 4.0 to go official soon?

From: Juergen Pfeifer <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 00:13:24 +0100

Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > Furthermore, does anyone have any objection if I package the current,
> > un-official 4.0 release so that our maintainers may begin building
> > packages against it, so those packages can ship in the next release of
> > Debian?
> I would object strenuously. So would Zeyd benHalim.

I do not object, because "unofficial" 4.0 is reasonable stable for this
kind of prerelease work. Eric is doing politics here. I don't like that.

> Please do *not* package and redistribute the so-called "4.0.0" release.
> It is a power play by one of the co-developers. He has been refusing
> to communicate with the other three.

This is not true. Thomas put's me as CC on nearly all his ncurses
mails since I mentioned that I have sometimes problems with the ncurses
mailing list.

> When there is an official release, I will allow it on Sunsite.

This is rather unfriendly. Looking at what has been done at least in the
last six months, Thomas and I did most of the coding for ncurses
maintenance and development. Thomas' regular postings were all very
reliable and of good quality, much better than sometimes in the past.
No doubt about your contribution Eric, but who the hell gives you the
right to allow or deny a release? This should be the result of a
cooperative process.

I fully agree that Thomas, measured by his own quality standards,
should provide a public schedule for the release.

Please, please, please stop politics and start to cooperate again.


Received on Mon Jan 27 1997 - 17:46:31 EST

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