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Re: [Pan-devel] Patch to restore "Followup and Reply" and "Go/Top of Thr

From: Duncan
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] Patch to restore "Followup and Reply" and "Go/Top of Thread"
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 01:25:54 -0700
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On Tue 19 Aug 2003 10:24, Charles Kerr posted as excerpted below:
> > OK, I'll make a patch-free 0.14.1 RPM, but I'll probably stop
> > submitting RPMs for the betas.  Mandrake 9.2 is expected within a
> > month or so, and perhaps I end up ditching Mandrake 8.2 to 9.1
> > altogether before Pan 0.14.2 is out anyway.
> *nod*

FWIW..  I'm not really sure RPMs are that good a thing anyway for the betas..  
Philosophically speaking, betas are perhaps better left to those that have 
the motivation to build from tarball anyway, distrib betas such as Cooker 
excepted, of course.

OTOH.. it IS a trade-off between getting newbies that aren't equipped to 
handle beta problems and create semi-decent feedback, if they even know the 
significance of a beta in the first place, and losing perhaps that one bug 
report that might make the difference on X% of installations for a stable 

Still, it DOES make for a conceptually smoother transition between stable 
builds, with binary packages available, beta builds, nicely wrapped up in 
tarball at least (for *ix anyway, naturally beta on MSWormOS still needs 
binaries due to the crippled nature of the platform, user-development and 
ordinary source availability-wise), and raw CVS.  IMO, that's about the best 
match for the various levels of expertise one might be expected to have that 
is possible.

Of course, the packager of the nitely CVS snapshot debs obviously disagrees, 
at least to some extent,  but ...  <g>

Duncan - List replies preferred.
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