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Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy

Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net> writes:

> [ Note that my position is based on the assumption that we have a share
> of DDs interested in rolling similar to the share of DDs interested in
> stable releases. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to know where we
> stand regarding this. ]

I'm very dubious.  To take one example, if Debian stopped making stable
releases, it would no longer be usable at work, which would mean that my
ability to work in Debian would substantially decrease and quite possibly
go away completely.

I realize that we're often not on the mailing lists jumping up and down
and advocating for our issues, in part because Debian works great for us
and not much needs to be changed, but please remember that there are a
*lot* of us using Debian on servers in large-scale production
environments.  And stable is our world.  It's EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.  It is,
in many cases, the reason why we were able to sell Debian in the first
place; if it weren't for Debian's exceptionally good stable releases, we
would probably all be running Red Hat.

I went on about this at some length at the last DebConf as part of the
enterprise track.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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