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

On Thu, 5 Nov 2009 13:10:37 +1300
Chris Bannister <mockingbird@earthlight.co.nz> wrote:

> 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.

The best place to get an answer to that question is from Debian
itself:  http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#view

Family values are a little like family vacations-subject to
changeable weather and remembered more fondly with the passage of
time. Though it rained all week at the beach, it's often the
momentary rainbows that we remember.

  --Leslie Dreyfous

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