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Re: Where is Debian going?

On Wed, 2002-07-10 at 22:51, Thatcher Ulrich wrote:
> On Jul 11, 2002 at 02:04 +0800, csj wrote:
> > On Wed, 10 Jul 2002 11:03:17 -0500
> > "Jamin W. Collins" <jcollins@asgardsrealm.net> wrote:
> > 
> > >  I see potato as a release for servers and other mission critical systems. 
> > >  As such, I don't see much if any need for an X install on these.
> > 
> > That's the problem. It seems that in Debian stable=server. It's the same
> > thing with posters who say they won't touch linux 2.4 because it isn't
> > stable, when by stable they mean being able to run a system for one year
> > without a reboot.
> > 
> > Maybe instead of stable, testing, and unstable, we can have: server
> > (must be stable), desktop (with newer but not bleeding edge stuff) and
> > developer (because they're the ones who're in the best position to fix
> > it).
> Yeah, I totally agree.  I don't think there's anything	particularly
> broken about Debian from the point of view of a computer enthusiast
> who is willing to spend time reading docs and mailing lists; in fact I
> think it's absolutely the best thing going for someone like that.

I concur. The names testing and unstable give those distributions a
"better not go there" feeling which in my opinion is unwarranted.

Three symlinks is all it takes and some additional docs. Where do we
vote for such policies ?


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