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Re: etch's upgrades during life cycle

On Friday 05 January 2007 09:00, Luis Matos <gass@otiliamatos.ath.cx> wrote:
> I always compared debian stable with RHEL. They both target the same, i
> think.

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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