RE: post-release package update policy
OK, I've been lurking here long enough...
> Why do you need a specific "release" at all?
Because, when Debain looks stable I'll get a copy and try it.
I'm not enough of a Fanatic that I have time to keep updating, I just want a signal (i.e. a release kit) that says 'here's a good version - usual disclaimers, shouldn't cause you any dramas'. Then in a few months there'll probably be enough improvements and fixes for me to move to the next release.
As background, I've run up Slackware on a couple of machines, I use some Unix at work and I don't mind learning a bit along the way. BUT I want Linux to do a job- run an Amateur Packet radio program- TNOS. and so far I haven't felt it was time to jump.
P.S. Of course I'll keep lurking a bit longer