Re: Why is Debian lagging so much behind Slackware?
On Tue, 14 Aug 2001, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> If you want stable, you get it. If you want unstable/testing (which
> means: usually works, occasionally tweaks), you get it. Choice. All
> fully up to date.
Well, to an extent. Sometimes when you report a problem with a package,
the maintainer's reply is basically, "well, use the latest one from
unstable or wherever, that should work, I'm not interested in fixing the
old version too", and then you have to update the things the package
depends on too, and then before you know it it's easier not to use stable
any more. I like the idea of stable, though and, hey, I still get more
than I pay for! (-: