Re: Dreamhost dumps Debian
Excerpts from Pau Garcia i Quiles's message of 2013-08-20 08:49:57 -0700:
> > The bigger problem for a Debian LTS is this: 1. who is going to do
> > security support for it ?
> The same people that maintain the packages in sid and stable: the
> maintainer(s) for each package. For orphaned packages, NMUs by other
> developers or even a new maintainer team ("firstname.lastname@example.org").
> Providing fixes, security or not, is our part of our duty as Debian
> developers. Sure, packaging new upstream versions is always more exciting
> than fixing a broken version/package but it needs to be done.
> > 2. How are we going to deal with
> > drivers for new hardware - upgrade the kernel to LTS+1's ?
> AFAIK Ubuntu does not add drivers for new hardware to any version save for,
> maybe, some exceptional cases (that I cannot remember, frankly).
> Quite the opposite: it's the hardware manufacturers themselves who are
> compelled to provide drivers for RHEL, SLES and Ubuntu LTS due to customers
> asking. That's why there is an option to "load drivers from disk" at the
> very beginning of installation (isolinux prompt) on RHEL, SLES and Ubuntu.
"We will make point releases throughout the development cycle to provide
functional support for new server and desktop hardware."