Applications and bundled libraries
Posted Mar 18, 2010 19:02 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand
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You are picking the wrong distro, methinks.
If you want the absolute latest source from the developer's keyboard, grab something like Gentoo or Arch. If you want to run something tested to death and guaranteed stable, pick some Enterprise distribution.
As a end user (and sometime sysadmin, and developer at times) I don't want some random developer dictating what version of their package I should run. I'm happy to run the development snapshots of some stuff at my own risk for non-critical use, but only thoroughly wetted and QA'd software on a enterprise distribution for real-world uses.
Sometimes I might decide that what the distro ships is too outdated, and (carefully counting in the extra cost of keeping track of upstream myself) replace selected packages with newer versions. But never across the board.
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