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



On Wednesday 16 May 2007, Mgr. Peter Tuharsky wrote:
> > Do you realize Debian's stable is classified as this:
> >
> >         Stable means stable package list. No changes in API and ABI
> >         names or versions. This means no newer versions will ever make
> >         it into "stable". It is in "maintenance mode". This makes a
> > very good setup for those wishing for "Rock Solid" machines. Doesn't
> > crash. "too many" comes from the "Windows World", does not typically
> > apply to Debian's Linux.
>
> No changes, no newer versions => dosen't crash? It's simply not true.
> For example, the Debian Woody used an ancient version of Mozilla. _Very_
> crashy one, compared with newer versions that came few months later.
> Noone could call that "stable" one.

you're still missing the point here:
- the point is _not_ that software in stable isn't buggy
- the point is that software in stable doesn't change 
   -> this ensures that it won't be buggy in new ways
   	=> thus making sure that what works, keeps working
	=> thus making sure that ones you have a workaround, that keeps working to

In short stable is about not getting any unexpected surprises/changes in how 
software behaves. 
-- 
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)

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