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Subject: RE: Setup/prev/curr/test/metapackages/another screen/etc
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Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 16:11:07 +1100
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:40 PM

> It's an interesting idea but I don't like glumping what used 
> to be prev/curr/test with the concept of packages or meta 
> packages.  You lose some functionality that way.

> I really wish we had never even come up with the concept of 
> prev/curr/test.  Maybe the prev release should be a 
> completely separate release, ditto test.  

Yes. This is how I've been suggesting they get managed for a while now.
Not to the same extent of separation that debian has, but separate.

> test/latest
> test/contrib
> curr/latest
> curr/contrib
> prev/latest
> prev/contrib

I think that the file locations are orthogonal to the versions
considered 'active' in test/curr/prev.

Debian (to use the old example), once had fully separate directories,
but changed to be a single directory structure, with separate indexes -
and those indexes are ~= setup.ini.


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