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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Debian package 0.11.0 stable?
Date Tue, 26 Apr 2011 17:33:10 GMT

On 26 Apr 2011, at 18:17, Sam Bisbee wrote:

> What happened was Debian's release policies and technical committee
> flew in the face of everything we were trying to do. They weren't even
> supposed to release 0.11 into stable according to their guidelines
> because stepping to it from 0.8 was going to break code. They wanted
> me to back port security fixes from 0.11 and 1.x into 0.8. Then they
> got upset that 0.8 ever made it into stable. THEN the whole
> desktop-couch and Ubuntu initiative somehow took over. To summarize, I
> became disinterested in maintaining the package under Debian, but
> might be interested in maintaining a separate one.
> I believe I spoke with Sergei that I was stepping back, but that could
> be a faulty memory. I assume that Sergei hasn't been working on it and
> that Debian's release team auto-pushed 0.11 into stable.

This is depressing. There is a lot of bureaucracy in Debian, which is one of the reasons I
stopped maintaining my packages. I hope someone else takes up the challenge, because having
CouchDB was a massive boon to the project.
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