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


I see Your point, however this is far from "user-friendliness".

First solution -use other distro. Wow, what a great idea. Looking at statistics and Linux users in neighborhood, You can be _sure_ they discovered that way already :-)

Be also sure, that unwilling to do more for desktop users, Debian will not be less, but increasingly more server-oriented distro (I like Debian on server!). I like Debian either.


Stanislav Maslovski  wrote / napísal(a):
On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 08:20:50AM +0200, Mgr. Peter Tuharsky wrote:

And as others have pointed out, the purpose of stable is to minimize
disruptions. For many users, living with known bugs with known workarounds
is a *lot* better than identifying new bugs.
Yeas. Let the choice to the user. Don't dictate him.

Well, I really cannot see your point. If you do not like how stable is done
at the moment in Debian, but do like how it is done in whatever other
distro - use that distro. Nobody forces anything on you. This is all about

Whoever wants to use the old software w/o change, let be it. Whoever wants the new one, noticed about the risks, let's give him an official and supported way to do it.

Fist of all, there is such a way: use testing, most of the time it is fairly
safe to use. Learn how to put packages on hold and how to get back if something
goes wrong.

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Let the users choose, whether they want to upgrade.

=) OMG, I do not think that somebody really forces me when to run
apt-get upgrade and what packages to install and from what repository.
Repeat, let there be easy downgrade option for the case things don't work as expected.

man sources.list
man apt_preferences

If you maintain more than one machine - setup a local repository and fill it
with the versions of the packages you like. Including backported ones, learn
how to backport.

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