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Re: Debian LTS?

On 06/10/11 00:13, Sythos wrote:
> On Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:13:33 +0200
> werner@aloah-from-hell.de wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> a Debian LTS-Version would be sooooo welcome and is definitly
>> something that's missing for Debian.
> in 18 years Debian released 6 "stable", an avarage of 3 years between a
> stable and the next one, i think is already longer than others call
> "LTS" a distro. 3 years between stables is already (imho, maybe) too
> much, is already an overload of work for maintainers to backport
> patches and other on software often classified "old" if not "obsolete"
> too.
> The major benefit of opensource software is the "darwin effect", good
> software evolve quickly, bad software die, force a maintainer to work
> on a software for 2 years more than usual may mean force a unusefull
> work, *imho* 3 years are already too much for a lot of enviroments
> (like development)

Moreover, if you wait to long you may have an important software, with
an outdated not upstream supported major version, where backports are
not possible because upstream architecture changed completely.

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