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Re: A suggestion

Le Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 01:44:56AM +1300, Chris Bannister a écrit :
> Unfortunately, many people new to Debian/Linux get the impression that
> testing is perfectly suitable for a desktop system.

Maybe because they have read Debian's website?

 "things should not break as badly as in unstable or experimental

 "The unstable distribution is where active development of Debian
 occurs. Generally, this distribution is run by developers"

There is nothing in these pages that warns against the use of Testing on
a desktop system, except of course that Debian "primarily recommends
using" Etch.

There are three alternative options for escaping Etch's bugs (for
instance white-on-white selections in Evince):

 - Backporting some packages by hand, but this requires skill.
 - Using backports.org, but it is unofficial.
 - Using Testing or Sid.

If Debian wants to issue stronger warnings for those using Testing on
the desktop, maybe mentionning that it is also a development tool and it
is not inteded for normal use would do the job…

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wakō, Saitama, Japan

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