>>>>> "Shri" == Shri Shrikumar <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: [...] Shri> I understand the desire to keep the newbies away but should we Shri> really make it so difficult for them to start on a distro that Shri> makes life so much easier and using your machine Shri> enjoyable. Ideally (IMHO), a newbie shouldn't have to see anything except for stable (and previous releases), which is version-numbered like everyone is used to. We're running into problems because there is a large gap between woody's release and potato's release, and because woody has been essentially-stable for several months. Both issues have already been discussed. Because of this, woody is becoming a better choice than potato for new installations. If the developers can get release rates down to something more reasonable, and the release process itself is fairly quick so that stable doesn't contain months-old packages, newbies will be able to use stable without complaining about being stuck with old packages. -- Hubert Chan <email@example.com> - http://www.uhoreg.ca/ PGP/GnuPG key: 1024D/124B61FA Fingerprint: 96C5 012F 5F74 A5F7 1FF7 5291 AF29 C719 124B 61FA Key available at wwwkeys.pgp.net. Encrypted e-mail preferred.
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