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Date: 2006-12-18 (19:52)
From: Julien Cristau <julien.cristau@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml on Debian or Ububtu (reprise)
On Sun, Dec 17, 2006 at 17:27:08 -0700, Chad Perrin wrote:

> Some of this may apply to OCaml, and how you intend to make use of
> OCaml.  For instance, assuming strong support for OCaml in both Ubuntu
> and Debian, Ubuntu is likely to get new versions of OCaml tools,
> libraries, and parsers more quickly than the main Debian release
> branches (Stable and Testing, specifically), while with Debian they're
> likely to be more stable when first introduced.  Also, while wholly new
> tools related to OCaml development will be more likely to be eventually
> included in Debian, they'll typically show up more quickly in Ubuntu (if
> they show up at all).
I don't think that's true.
As far as I know, Ubuntu doesn't have any people involved in ocaml
packaging, so the ocaml-related packages in Ubuntu are just those taken
from Debian every few months.  I've yet to see a case where Ubuntu gets
a new version of an ocaml package more quickly than Debian.

Julien (member of the Debian OCaml maintainer team)