Each package in "stable" and "development" version?
Posted Mar 2, 2006 20:47 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand
In reply to: What ja where "stable" is?
Parent article: Testing the bleeding edge
For a simple reason: Everything at "stable" is one distribution (stable version), everything at "experimental" is another (development version). Giving each indivual package a stable/development knob gives you not two but an almost infinite number of alternatives... What if OOo-stable breaks with glibc-development? And so on.
OTOH, sometimes in a distro there is a limited form of this, in form of "try this one if the vanilla version breaks" packages and development snapshots for tryout.
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