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Re: When Debian 4.1 will arrive... will anyone care?

Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> wrote:

>> And it's also safer than running a mix of "stable" with partially
>> upgraded libraries.
> but that's what backports is.

Only to some people - many people do not (need to) install libraries
from backports.org.

>> There are users who do not own a production server, instead a single
>> computer, and still feel the need for newer packages.
> then they should run testing.  or ubuntu.

Testing, with its long lasting RC bugs?  Maybe you should ask the
backports people for statistics about downloads of Openoffice.org
packages.  There are obviously a lot of people who do want to use

> they have a basic choice - is a stable environment or bleeding-edge
> packages more important to them? they can't have both, because they're
> mutually exclusive. choose one. live with the decision, and quit
> whining.

To me it seems it's you who is whining about how bad backports is, no
one else...

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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