Re: Non-security updates between stable releases?
On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 08:28:48 +0200, Marc Haber
> On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 18:34:27 -0500, Manoj Srivastava
>> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> And I am not sure where this part comes from. I've been running
>> unstable on all my end user systems for 11 years now. I would say
>> the local policy f whether or not to use unstablke on an end user
>> system depends on the end user.
> If an administrator as skilled as you is available,
Well, while I have been pottering around on computers for about
25 years now, I have never formally been a sysadmin (though I do
maintain machines for myself and sometimes my group at my place of
employment). I would hesitate to characterize myself as a skilled sys
> running unstable on production systems is fine (I don't dare doing so,
> but that's a matter of varying milieage). The necessary administrator
> skills are probably available for like 0.001 % of our installations.
Would you consider the possibility that you might be
underestimating the skill level of a significant segment of our user
base? I would think that Debian is the domain of skilled users; and
that the novices are mostly fled to fedora/ubuntu/xandros/linspire.
I am not advocating being hostile to novice users; I am saying
that we should not cater solely to that segment of our user base;
especially at the expense experienced users who have been long using
Debian as the basis of productive work.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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