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Re: Stability of testing

On 19 Jan 2001, John Galt wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Bill Wohler wrote:
> >  If the stability of stable is 10 and the stability of unstable is 1,
> >  how would you rate the testing distribution? (This might be a useful
> >  metric to post on the Debian site to help Debian users decide which
> >  distribution is for them.)
> 5-7.  Packages may change daily, but have (some of the) bugs worked out.
> Extremely bleeding edge software won't make it in to testing, because of
> the requirements to move a package from unstable to testing include
> usability on all architectures and some other things that imply letting it
> cook a little longer.  If unstable is raw, and stable is well done, call
> testing rare to medium rare.

I've been tracking testing every day or two since its inception and so
far (fingers crossed) everything has worked flawlessly.


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