[josm-dev] new package repository for Ubuntu

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Sat Jan 21 02:31:33 GMT 2012

Dirk Stöcker <openstreetmap at dstoecker.de> writes:

> On Wed, 18 Jan 2012, colliar wrote:
>> Am 26.12.2011 18:18, schrieb David Paleino:
>>> "Stable" doesn't -- generally speaking -- accept new versions of packages. The
>>> only way josm could be upgraded in stable is when OSM changes API to 0.7 (or it
>>> becomes otherwise unusable). Also then, the preferred "form of upgrade" would
>>> be a minimal patch to support the new API -- so no new JOSM, really ;) (hey,
>>> it's called "stable" for a reason).
>> This is true for the surroundings + dependencies but defenitly not for
>> JOSM itself !
>> You might have a testing and a unstable version but no stable in the
>> sence of debian.
>> Personally, I would advice everyone to not use r33..
> Debians stable policy is based on the wrong assumtion, that for stable
> the bugs are fixed and no features are added. But as for most packages
> bug-fixes aren't done, the "debian stable" simply is a "debian old".

Just to clarify: Debian stable does not mean it is running very stable.
Stable means it does not change.  No new features and no incompatible
changes.  Serious bugs are fixed in Debian packages, even if they are
not in the upstream sources.

Some people appreciate this feature of Debian.


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