Re: equinoctial releases
In article <20040903093539.GA19495@imsmail.org>,
Stephen Birch <email@example.com> wrote:
>Thomas E. Vaughan(firstname.lastname@example.org)@2004-09-01 13:38:
>> On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 02:00:02PM -0500, Graham Wilson
>> Nevertheless, it seems to me that debian should release
>> twice a year.
>That would create a support nightmare for many users. The slow release
>cycle of stable was a major factor in our decision to move from SuSE
>Upgrading all of our customer's machines twice a year would cost us a
>fortune and really upset our customers.
Debian should be split into "operating system" and "applications"
and you should be able to upgrade just the applications without
upgrading the base-os.
Now that sounds easy enough, but I've been trying to write a
description on how that would work and never quite succeeded ..
it's actually a hard problem.
But that's basically what you can do now with backports.org,
so it isn't impossible.
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes
a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell.