Re: Why not only support Sid and Testing?
On Tuesday 12 September 2006 11:08, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 22:08:02 -0600, Joseph Smidt <email@example.com>
> > I know I am in for an argument, but I think it is a good
> >question. I'm sure many of you have read Mark's blog:
> >http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/56. It says 76% of Debian
> >users run unstable and probably a fair fraction of the rest run testing.
> I tend to doubt these numbers, especially if they come from a source
> that is known for its Ubuntu / Canonical marketing blurb.
I hope you don't easily assume a bad will behind these numbers. Any servey
could bring wrong numbers up or even a wrong trend, but that is not always
done on purpose. It is far easier to make an honest mistake, than to
construct some sort of evil plan ;-)
> Marc, who is running unstable on two of fifteen systems
Another thing which might be taken into account is that there are stable
machines which are not even internetworked or don't have popularity-contest
package installed for any reason (to save some cpu cycles;-), while almost
any unstable/development machine needs the latest stuff and needs to interact
with the debian server infrastructure.
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