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Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling



I would have thought that would be really confusing. It sounds like "what is the purpose of this machine" question you get during installation. Better would be

stable => solid,

testing => edgy,

unstable => bleeding_edge

That said I think there is noting wrong with the current terms.

Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
Hi all, and there is another point, I would like to mention. The naming of the repository is not well chosen, as it let new and unexperienced people to debian feel a wrong way. The names "stable" "testing" and "unstable" let the poeople think, debian is using crippled software, which is unstable, not well tested. In fact, even software from "unstable" is often running better, than other (including closed source) software.

I suggest for this, to thinlk about other names, for example
- stable = server

- testing = desktop

- unstable = super_modern

Just an example.
Have fun!

Hans-J. Ullrich

Just an example




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