Re: R-alpha: Debian package (was problem with qt())

Gregory R. Warnes (warnes@biostat.washington.edu)
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 09:40:55 -0800 (PST)


Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 09:40:55 -0800 (PST)
From: "Gregory R. Warnes" <warnes@biostat.washington.edu>
To: Martyn Plummer <plummer@iarc.fr>
Subject: Re: R-alpha: Debian package (was problem with qt())
In-Reply-To: <199611061607.RAA11875@hypatia.math.ethz.ch>


> I think this is a nice idea, but premature.  Debian package maintainers
> are supposed to be responsible for fixing bugs so it's not a good idea
> to package alpha-level software.  For example, there are no Debian
> packages for Dosemu (MS-DOS emulator) or Wine (Windows emulator) which
> are both currently in alpha.

Strange.. I installed DOSEMU on my Debian system YESTERDAY from 
ftp://ftp.debian.org.  Granted, it was in the ~/unstable directory, which 
is of course, a good place for beta software.

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