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Re: Release team for etch?

Am Samstag, 11. Juni 2005 07:43 schrieb Steve Langasek:

> I'm also not really convinced that a 12-month release cycle is actually a
> good idea at this point -- in terms of either setting believable
> expectations, or what users of stable actually want (clearly anyone who
> stuck with woody for three years and is now upgrading to sarge doesn't see
> quick release cycles as a sticking point), or having a reasonable
> development cycle that lets us advance etch to where we want it to be after
> sarge having been largely frozen for the past year.

I totally agree. Long release cycles with continued security support is a 
major asset for many people using debian. Together with a security supported 
testing distribution for the more fresh meat demanding desktop users we can 
cover a very braod user base.

However there is one thing which is problematic about our long stable release 
cycles: New hardware is often unsupported because our stable kernels are so 
horribly outdated. I heard from many people who have several debian servers 
running that this is the major drawback of stable. I would love to see kernel 
updates for stable.


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