Hi Alberto, hi all, On Do 03 Jan 2013 19:18:27 CET alberto fuentes wrote:
Ubuntu has done some poor decisions but it has done some other that are okay. We should consider merging some of them back. Im thinking about the 6 months release thing. Without further ado, here's the proposal pre-draft: _Proposal_: Add a new release stage between stable and testing. Called usable or whatever name we find fit for it stable <- <usable> <- testing <- sid
I use Debian backports for squeeze a lot at the moment and I must say this satisfies my needs perfectly. Would that be an option for you instead of injecting some inbetween releases?
The stable installer / system core of Debian stable and then additionally a great choice of recent software from backports. Works perfectly, even for end customers of mine.
Slightly different approach: However, for serious server deployments we in Debian might want to think about supporting older releases a little longer than atm.
A scheme like veryoldstable -> oldstable -> stable -> testing -> unstableFrom the perspective of someone administrating several deployments a support range of 5 years would be very welcome. Like Ubuntu LTS (so that nobody can say, my mail is getting off-topic ;-) ). (The lifetime of lenny e.g. was apprx. 3 years.)
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