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Re: Chromium 11 on Debian 6.0.1 Stable

On Wed, 25 May 2011 08:50:56 -0500, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:

> In <[🔎] pan.2011.>, Camaleón wrote:
>>browsers upgrade to a new version in just two months (!) and you are
>>left with an obsolete package for several years.
> "Obsolete" isn't the right term.

How would you call the Firefox 3.0.x branch? Legacy?

> <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/obsolete>  

obsolete (comparative more obsolete, superlative most obsolete)

1. (of words, equipment, etc.) no longer in use; gone into disuse; 
disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which 
replaces the subject).



* (no longer in use): ancient, antiquated, antique, archaic, disused, 
neglected, old, old-fashioned, out of date

"Obsolete" can fit.

> I continued to use Lenny's Iceweasel and Chromium until about a month
> before the Squeeze release, and both received maintenance releases
> during the Lenny lifecycle.

Sure, I'm still with Lenny and will keep it until Wheezy comes out.
> Packages in Debian stable and oldstable might not be the most recently
> available from upstream (and this is true of *most* packages, not just
> web browsers), but they are generally well-maintained, quite usable, and
> in-use (by me, if no one else.)

Nobody said the opposite but that policy is not always the most 
convenient for some users. It's not a Debian's fault nor mainstream 
project's fault but users need to keep their browsers up-to-date and 
Mozilla, Google, Opera... all keep releasing new versions in a very short 
period which difficults packaging on non-rolling distributions.



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