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Gee, a "stable" Mepis release is difficult, because you've based it on UNSTABLE Debian sources??
MEPIS may be going Ubuntu (NewsForge)
Posted Feb 9, 2006 20:15 UTC (Thu) by jwb (guest, #15467)
On the other hand, if you're looking to release off the top of an actual release, Ubuntu releases much more frequently.
Posted Feb 9, 2006 22:32 UTC (Thu) by kragil (subscriber, #34373)
Posted Feb 10, 2006 0:48 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
So instead of building on Debian unstable, they are going to build it on Ubuntu that is built on Debian unstable?
Make sense to me. :-P
Personally I think what would make most sense is to release Mephis's "value-added" items as a backport to Debian stable (so basicly you could apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian stable to Mephis without huge changes).
Then work on helping to get the next Debian stable released as quickly as possible.
To me this would make the best sense. Debian Stable currently has a 2.6.8 kernel and many other items. Then all you'd have to do is backport updates to udev and the kernel from testing/unstable, (and a few other items) which is easy to do. It's a relatively minor update. Then build your Mephis distro on that base.
Of course with the 'Sarge' release being 3 years probably doesn't give many people confidence in that approach. If Etch comes out on time then that would be a wonderfull thing for Debian and Debian-based distros.
Posted Feb 10, 2006 22:27 UTC (Fri) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018)
You guys seem to forget that [K|Ed]Ubuntu is stable, and
up-to-date! Even cutting-edge. Whereas Debian unstable does not pretend
to be, guess what,
stable, and Debian stable is out-of-date (that's an euphemism).
For Debian's defense, it is also worth noting that Debian is destined
more to the server market (where total stability can be crucial),
although it makes a good desktop distro, too, whereas Ubuntu was
originally created as a Desktop distro, although is makes excellent
servers too, like mine.
You are comparing two different animals here!
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