Re: Is Wheezy going to be more stable than Squeeze?
--- On Sun, 10/28/12, Russell Gadd <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Russell Gadd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Is Wheezy going to be more stable than Squeeze?
> To: "Debian User" <email@example.com>
> Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 1:43 PM
> Is Debian Wheezy going to be any
> better than Squeeze when it's
> released? I know this is a leading question since many of
> you may
> think Squeeze couldn't be faulted.
You asked for it . . . ;)
I have found squeeze to be the most stable OS I've ever used. I am testing wheezy on another box. There were problems related to it's age - older nvidia card - that you won't be having. The nouveau driver just plain sucked - mis-drawn and/or incomplete images etc - so I had no choice but to get the proprietary driver working. The only major disappointment is that DVDStyler is no longer in the multimedia repos - there is a major bug with a missing library - and the version of Avidemux that is available is pretty non-functional. I will be trying to compile an older version in the next days. If that fails, I will have to do a minimal install of squeeze to keep my media processing apps working for many years to come. Perhaps at some point, these apps will be functional on wheezy but right now it's a bust. On a more positive note . . .audacity 'seems' to work OK and bombono is less feature rich than DVDStyler but does produce a workable DVD iso. I
dumped gnome for xfce and actually prefer it now. I tried LXDE but found too many features missing or difficult to configure.