The Debian distribution, attempting to be our "universal OS" has just too many packages in the release that the underlying software is not release quality (It would be interesting to find out exactly how many packages in Sarge are pre-1.0 or just a CVS snapshot). This has several consequences:

This net growth (sarge will have 9000+ packages more than woody, woody had 4500+ packages than potato and so on) has consequences both for release and the overall quality of the distribution. It also has direct consequences for the security support post-release:

Maybe popcon needs to be used to trim down the list of packages distributed in the release... Although releasing woody without mozilla would have been unacceptable, even though mozilla was pre-release software,