Re: 1 year release good enough.
On 01/01/12 20:04, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
On Sun, 2012-01-01 at 11:51 +0530, dE . wrote:
I was wondering about the 2 year release cycle of Debian and it's
adaptability on the Desktops.
You have to admit that Debian is not used used much on the Desktops --
Really? Of the five systems in my household which could count as
desktops (assuming one includes laptops - they're certainly not
servers), three of them run Debian (and one of the others doesn't belong
You might have 60% usage of Debian but for the world it's 0.02%.
Since there's a new branch, there'll be additional loads on the
developers (backports and all that),
You seem to be assuming that everyone will be happy to take on these
additional loads. With both my maintainer and release hats on, I
believe you're mistaken in that (and in the need for the proposal in
general). However, as has been done more than once in the past, you're
free to set up and maintain such a branch and prove to people that it's
workable and worthwhile.
Ok... I didn't know it's gonna take that much effort to do this; I'm not
forcing anyone. If we don't have the manpower -- forget it. This may
happen another day.