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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 <mgb-debian@yosemite.net> 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
> hardware?

        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 <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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