Re: A few general questions from a Debian newbie
> Kent West wrote:
> > No. Stable does not get new packages, other than bug/security fixes and
> > the like.
> And that my friends, is Debian's biggest flaw when it comes to the
> desktop user. It's also why I'll never run stable
It is not a flaw. It's a designed in feature. _The Point_ of Debian
is to produce _stable_. All else is mere means to that end (though
perhaps useful in other ways; you _may_ run sid IFF you're willing to
accept _non-stable_ behaviour).
Stability is what Debian was trying to produce when Murdock & friends
began. That's still a cornerstone value. Considering all the
downstream distributions based on Debian, that strategy is working well.
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