Re: New stable version after Sarge
Paul van der Vlis wrote:
One of the biggest disadvantages of Debian for me is the long time it
takes for a new stable version.
What about saying something like: the next stable release comes in the
beginning of 2006?
I can understand something like "Debian releases when it's ready", but
many people have to work together. Maybe it's better to say: "a
package releases when it's ready, but the deadline for the next Debian
release is a fixed date".
You will understand that my most important point is security-support.
Paul van der Vlis.
Well, you could argue that debian branches are not perfectly named but:
"stable" is best if you need *absolute* failsafety for critical jobs
"testing" is best if you want a stable system with new(ish) software
"unstable" is for everybody who needs the newest software, like me.
honestly, I have never had problems (yet) with using sid for day-to-day
stuff. If I needed something more production-ready, I'd use testing
because you have (almost) garantee that the software will work and you
will have security updates, too. (But not in the same quality as
"stable", as I understand it. If I needed to run a always-needed
very-important server on the internet, I would use "stable".