Re: Re: Debian 4.0 finally arrives... does anyone care?
It's not, and I see nobody complaining it is. I've seen 1 Gentoo guy
tell me that we were late (before he checked and realized he had nothing
better than 2.6.19) and don't remember other complaints.
Plenty of people complain that our Etch kernel is outdated,
I'm not sure what you're suggesting. If you're suggesting that the
release announcement talks specifically about Linux, I disagree. Linux
wasn't frozen longer than base (and actually, it got an unusual freeze
exception during base's freeze). If you're suggesting to explain why
base packages are older, I doubt I'd agree - we could have done that
with Sarge, but Etch's software is not particularly old.
but we don't tell them that a quality enterprise-grade kernel _requires_
long stabilisation and testing. (One of our direct competitor distributions,
RHEL 5, released two weeks before us and also bases their kernel on