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Re: Debian desktop -situation, proposals for discussion and change. Users point of view.

We're going OT, however my experience based on last two Debian releases: testing becomes quite "stable in means of usability" somewhere half year before it's released as "stable". The sooner before the stable, the rapidly increasing is the chance that the snapshot that You have will not be installable at all, will have dependencies severely broken, etc.

That's why I suggest: focus on base platform, stabilise it, polish the dependencies. Then compile software against it and release it, compile newer version and release it, etc.. Desktop software itself shouldn't break dependencies.


Frans Pop  wrote / napísal(a):
On Tuesday 15 May 2007 14:44, Mgr. Peter Tuharsky wrote:
Yes, bugs are unavoidable. However, testing is often in situation
"whole system broken" or "nearly useless". I see difference here;
occassional bug in desktop app is acceptable. Whole system unreliable
is not acceptable.

Can you substantiate that? In my experience it is not true.

And even unstable is almost always usable if you know how to avoid temporary uninstability of packages and how to downgrade a package occasionally.

Though I'd not advice running unstable to end users, I would happily suggest testing.


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