Re: Bugfix/hardware support updates to stable releases?
There are plans for an "etch + 1/2" release which would update the
kernel and X server to support newer hardware. I don't what the status
or timetable for this is.\
This would be great. I'm curious who is working on it...
Why not use backports.org?
Well, none of what I need is there. (I guess the kernel is, but it's only 2.6.21 and I *need* 2.6.22). It's also unofficial, so it's not something that a user buying a new machine would really want to use as a long term solution.
Only release-critical bugs are fixed in a stable release. You can get
non-critical fixes for some packages by selective use of
It seems like it would be good to have all fixes that can be done without disruption...
When you say `I wrote a program that crashed Windows', people just stare ...
and say `Hey, I got those with the system, *for free*'. - Linus Torvalds