RE: Currency of packages
Just be thankful that it's not the Windows definition of "stable".
Remembewr that you can only 'tickle a system' just so much, before it dies
laughing at you.
From: Steve Kowalik [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 3:03 PM
To: Noah L. Meyerhans
Subject: Re: Currency of packages
On Sun, Jun 03, 2001 at 10:20:52PM -0400, Noah L. Meyerhans uttered:
> I don't agree. I think "stable" is an innapropriate name. The prime
> example for this is slink, which included GNOME 0.3.something. This was
> released after GNOME 1.0 came out. Let me tell you, there was nothing
> at all "stable" about GNOME 0.3 ever. I wish we could come up with
> better terms than stable, testing, and unstable. I have yet to think of
> any, though.
I usually tell my friends:
"Rock-solid" == stable
"Mildly Annoying" == testing
"Look out for that bus!" == unstable
But, I doubt I'm going to sway anyone with names like that. :-)
"I'm a sysadmin because I couldn't beat a blind monkey in a coding
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