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Re: equinoctial releases



In article <20040903093539.GA19495@imsmail.org>,
Stephen Birch  <sgbirch@imsmail.org> wrote:
>Thomas E. Vaughan(tevaugha@ball.com)@2004-09-01 13:38:
>> On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 02:00:02PM -0500, Graham Wilson
>> wrote:
>>
>>    <snip>
>>
>> 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
>to Debian.
>
>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.

Mike.
-- 
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes
 a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell.



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