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Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users

Le jeudi 22 juillet 2010 à 16:09 +1000, Ben Finney a écrit :
> Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:
> > This one [claim of Debian's libraries being out-of-date] always
> > boggles me and makes me wonder if we should present Debian unstable or
> > testing as the "typical" installation. Debian testing (and often
> > Debian unstable) is more stable than the distributions with equivalent
> > up-to-date libraries, and those distributions generally never offer
> > anything remotely like Debian stable. (RHEL is considerably more
> > unstable than Debian stable *and* has even older software, for
> > example.)
> Which of the above uses of “stable” refers to stability (“slow rate of
> change”), and which refers to reliability (“high likelihood of working
> when needed”)? Too many conversations conflate the two, and in this case
> I think the distinction is important.

Having already seen a major postfix upgrade which broke all existing
installations in a RHEL update, I think we can talk of both stability
and reliability in both contexts.

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