Re: Bug#484129: release.debian.org: packages in tasks should be fixed in priority and removed in last resort after discussion
On Mon, 2 Jun 2008 21:19:16 -0700, Mike Bird <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Mon June 2 2008 20:52:03 Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> The version of Debian that is intended for general use is the one we
>> call stable.
>> There are other distribution variants, which are a part of our
>> development and release process -- and the primary goal of that is to
>> help us create the next release. People who want to help us in
>> improving the next release are encouraged to test those, as long as
>> they understand that what the are doing is being guinea pigs, and
>> helping the community by improving the next version.
>> If this is not something the users are comfortable with, they should
>> select a distribution that better fits their needs. Debian is not
>> for everyone; no distribution is.
> You know Debian better than most Debian users. What do you recommend
> to actual or potential Debian users with recent desktop or laptop
I thought I had answered that. The only version that th project
releases for end users is stable.
Now, for hardware support, if stable's kernel is not new enough,
they have a few choices:
a) They can try and help Debian improve the next distribution but
using Sed/testing. It comes with a few drawbacks, but they can stop
being consumers and becomes full citizens in the free software
b) They can run stable, but download and compile a recent kernel. I
think you should be able to run a recent kernel on stable; and
kernel drivers are what provide hardware support.
c) Find some other distribution that better matches their needs.
Debian is not for everyone; as I said above.
Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has
changed. Irene Peter
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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