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What is consensus for meaning of stable/unstable? (Re: Does everything depend on everything?)

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 09:46:20PM +0200, Micha wrote:
> My experience over the last 12 years or so is that stable, testing, 
> unstable talks more about how volatile the distribution is rather than 
> how stable it actually is.

AIUI, that _is_ the meaning. Think, stable - unchanging. esp in resp to
API's etc.

unstable - changing frequently at random.

Not to be confused with "buggy ness" or "more likely to crash" etc.


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