Walther is basically right
Posted Mar 10, 2005 17:59 UTC (Thu) by dwheeler
Parent article: The 2005 Debian Project Leader election
I think Walther is basically right; there needs to be a speedier release cycle for Debian. The current process is completely broken for desktops and even for many servers. Anything that takes 3 years to release is completely broken.
One reason people flock to Ubuntu is because they're doing more rapid releases. I think Red Hat has the basic idea right: two distribution lines, one released more rapidly (to increase functionality and speed bug fixing), then use that to create something that is released much more slowly.
I'd say there needs to be an intermediate step between "stable" and "testing" -- something that's released on a 6-month schedule that receives some distribution-wide testing, but not the insane delay of "stable".
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