Debian rolling shouldn't be testing
Posted May 6, 2011 21:31 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Debian rolling shouldn't be testing
Parent article: Debian rolling proposal gathers steam
People argue that Stable is for servers and Testing is for personal computers? I don't see how that works.
I think Stable is for applications that don't need new features or need compatibility with old stuff or don't want to encounter bugs; while Testing is for applications that need new features or compatibility with new stuff or where people want to help beta-test the next Stable.
Considering that servers and personal computers use rather different parts of Debian, I don't see how a line drawn between the release streams that way makes any sense.
As for your week-behind-Testing Fresh release stream, I don't see people using Testing then, which means you're just wasting a week. The only incentive to use Testing would be that you get features one week earlier and you get to help beta test Fresh. Doesn't seem like enough motivation.
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