On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 07:26:28AM +0200, Vincent Bernat wrote: > ❦ 19 mai 2016 16:39 GMT, Bas Wijnen <email@example.com> : > > > Debian stable is for users who want a rock solid system. It is out of date by > > the nature of how it is built. Users who want to get the newest versions of > > their software should not be running stable; testing is probably better for > > them. > > testing is not suitable for most people because: > > 1. no security support That's not true. Proper security fixes will get into testing after 2 days in unstable if everything goes right as long as the maintainer, or something that cares, does the work. > 2. packages can disappear at any time If they are broken. In my book that a feature and not a bug. > There was some discussion in the past to turn testing into a rolling > release but nothing was done. Such a project would be interesting to > check its adoption. People complaining that stuff is too old could be > directed to this rolling release version and we will likely get people > complaining that stuff moves too fast, but at least, we can't be blamed > to ship too old softwares, that would be a user choice. If you assume that freezes take more or less the last 25% of the development cycle, as far as I am concerned testing _is_ already a rolling release 75% of the time. And TBH having those last 25% of the time as a stabilization period does not hurt anyone, on the contrary.
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