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Re: testing or stable

On 28/04/2015, The Wanderer <wanderer@fastmail.fm> wrote:
> On 04/27/2015 at 02:12 PM, Bret Busby wrote:


>> The next more stable version, is the "olderstable" (?) version,
>> which is the last previous "oldstable" version, and, which has a
>> version name, that is bubbled down from the "oldstable" version, when
>> a new "stable" version, is released, and the version name is bubbled
>> down, when the next new "stable" version is released, and the
>> "olderstable" (?) version also has a version number - I believe that
>> the current "olderstable" (?) version, is Debian Linux 6 LTS - the
>> "LTS", is a new concept, in Debian Linux, where, I believe, Long Term
>> Support is to be provided, so as to incorporate security patches, up
>> until the fifth anniversary date of the release of the "olderstable"
>> (?) version.
> This isn't quite correct. There is a Long-Term Support project, yes, but
> as far as I know it's not thought of in the terms you're describing (and
> certainly not as "olderstable"); it's just people working on continuing
> to provide security updates for the older, otherwise-obsolete releases.
> A few days ago, it was announced on debian-news that there will be LTS
> coverage for both Debian 7 (wheezy) and - when the time comes - Debian 8
> (jessie). As far as I can see, nothing in the message seems to indicate
> that LTS support for Debian 6 will stop; that means that there may end
> up being _many_ LTS Debian releases over time, all of which would be
> considered LTS.


I believe that, on the LTS list, the duration of LTS support, has been
set at five years from the release date of a version that would be
subject to LTS;

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Francesco Ariis <fa-ml@ariis.it>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:59:40 +0100
Subject: Re: Debian 6 lifetime
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 10:39:50PM +0800, 梅凱 wrote:
> What time will be stopped its support for debian 6

>From https://wiki.debian.org/LTS

    " [L]ong term support for the [Debian 6] distribution is going to be
      extended until February 2016, i.e. five years after the initial


Bret Busby
West Australia

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 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
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