Re: Debian desktop -situation, proposals for discussion and change. Users point of view.
On 15-May-07, 04:25 (CDT), "Mgr. Peter Tuharsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Do You think, that
> -compiling new upstream version of software against stable platform,
> building a package and distributing it
> -needs more effort than
> -studying security fixes in upstream, backporting them to ancient
> version of software (if it's barely possible), compiling it against
> stable platform, building a package and distributing it?
It's not a matter of effort, it's a matter of stability. A new upstream
version is a *much* higher risk of breaking other packages than
backporting a security fix.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net