Re: etch's upgrades during life cycle
On Friday 05 January 2007 09:00, Luis Matos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I always compared debian stable with RHEL. They both target the same, i
I agree that RHEL offers some significant benefits to users that Debian could
RHEL kernels are updated to support new hardware. This means that drivers are
back-ported to the kernel version from the initial release of the version of
RHEL in question. This means that there is a minimal chance that people who
use old hardware will have things broken by the new hardware support.
Do we have people who have the time and ability to back-port such drivers for
Some packages that have bugs fixed in RHEL updates also need to have the fixes
applied to Fedora, Rawhide, and newer RHEL releases. In some cases this
means that bugs which affect the newer distributions are only discovered
because of people hitting them in older versions of RHEL in production.
Therefore this policy of applying fixes (including some feature requests)
helps the newer versions.
I believe that the way updates are managed in RHEL is better than we have done
in the past for Debian.
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