Re: Future releases of Debian
On Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 02:25:32AM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> >  This shouldn't start a "Why wasn't XFree86 4.2 included in
> > Debian 3.0?" discussion - XFree86 4.2 would have lowered the
> > problems for some time, but within half a year the problems would be
> > similar.
> Ditto for gnome/kde; gnome2 wasn't very stable when woody was released
> but today a gnome 2.0 backport has some sense.
To use GNOME 1 in Debian 3.0 was the right decision since slightly
outdated stable software is usually better than bleeding-edge buggy
software. A new stable release would give users a version of GNOME that
is both stable and more recent.
> Personally i've had some problems with XFree 4.1 that i don't have with
> X 4.2; sadly i couldn't report them in time. I mean, stable wasn't "stable"
> for me. But i'm usually a corner-case, so who cares ;)
Next year, people might have problems with XFree86 4.2 that don't occur
with XFree86 4.2. The intention of my footnote was:
You might discuss specific issues, but the general problem with heavily
outdated software remains valid.
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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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