lbedford at lbedford.org
Tue Jan 8 11:12:23 GMT 2002
On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 10:55:08AM +0000, John P. Looney came forth with:
> On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 12:11:05PM +0100, Deim Agoston mentioned:
> > On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 09:15:25AM +0000, Declan Moriarty <declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie> wrote:
> > > In what esteem is Debian currently held? They appear to be a little behind
> > > the bleeding edge.
> > Behind? Look at the currently testing version(Woody) which will
> > be released soon.
> Point being that its not released, so its behind, and will be, until it's
> released. And, once a new distro comes out, it'll be behind for another
> three years till there is a new debian distro.
> It's curious. Most people that advocate debian use the unstable
> or testing versions. In the redhat world, x.0 is "testing", x.1 is
> "unstable" and x.2 is "release" :)
It's more like the FreeBSD development system now (though not quite the
get a release version if you're desperate for stability at all costs...
get -STABLE (testing) if you want bugfixes etc quickly
get -CURRENT (unstable) if you like living on the bleeding edge :)
woody does me fine on my laptop, and I have sid on my work machine...
You can now install direct to both, without having to go for stable first
(which was a pain). Though it does look like the release process is slowing
down all the time. They seem to have instituted the new system to try and
deal with that a bit. (packages that have been stable for 2 weeks get into
testing. Eventually, testing is cut as a release, and then it continues on
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