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Re: about volatile.d.o/n



On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 10:42:58AM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org> wrote:
> 
> >   I generally have to resort to backports or unstable when installing Debia=
> > n=20
> > on recent hardware, because we don't update hardware drivers in stable. =20
> > Would the kernel and X be candidates for volatile?
> 
> I think those are arguments for making releases more quickly, rather
> than anything else. 

I'm not sure about that, graphics hardware, for example, is far faster moving
than stable.  And there are forces pulling both ways on the stable release
cycle.  

The kernel and X are both at least somewhat modular, how unrealistic
is it to think in terms of backporting just the drivers ?  And would that 
be better?

> It's a subtley different argument to the volatile
> one.

Agreed.  Not useless, simply not useful. ;)

Most of us must encounter this, I think in terms of 'choose your poison'.

Regards,
Paddy
-- 
Perl 6 will give you the big knob. -- Larry Wall



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