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Re: Benefits (and risks) of using Sid

On 08/05/08 08:33, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
On Tue, 05 Aug 2008, andy wrote:
This is just a general enquiry about the benefits of using Sid on a desktop or a workstation. Aside from obtaining up-to-the-minute software (and related patches), are there any other benefits to using Sid? I am

Yes, but none that you can't get also from using testing and fetching
whatever extra packages you need ASAP directly from Sid.

aware of the risks - i.e. frequently broken applications - but to be honest, how often does this happen?

Often enough.  Really.

Maybe I just don't stress enough packages, but I don't see *that many* show stopping or aggravating Debian-fixable bugs.

My big problems now are:
a) nvidia binary driver doesn't build on .26 (which I need for other
b) the modern kernel ieee1394 driver doesn't have as many features
   as the old driver, so kino doesn't work anymore.

But Debian Developers can't do anything about them.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

Scientists are people, too.  IOW, they also "crave power, money,
respect, and influence, and they also fear for their jobs. Each
can be a healthy motivator, but each has the ability to turn a
good scientist into a bad one; and in some cases, they can turn
a good scientist into a charlatan."

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