Re: from 1.3 to hamm
> Maybe I don't understand the stable/unstable concept of debian, but I
> don't see any reason why they don't go to stable.
An easy one: stable is just that, stable. It won't change. Unless a bug is
found, nothing goes into stable after the release date. For example, right
now XFree 3.2 is in stable and XFree 3.3 is in unstable. Why? Because *the
package* hasn't been fully tested. Since the XFree 3.3 release, there have
been three releases of the corresponding Debian packages.
Unstable is the place for the packages to be tested. And experimental has
packages that don't qualify even for unstable. You can follow unstable,
and you'll be helping with the package testing. Or you can stick to
stable, and get bug/security fixes as they become available.
There's a detailed explanation in the Debian Policy Manual.
> If "normal" users should track stable, they don't get the new functions
> until debian 1.4 ? Strange...
Not so... they get an stable system: Rock Solid Linux, ie, Debian.
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