Bitten by old bugs
Posted Aug 14, 2003 11:06 UTC (Thu) by erich
Parent article: Bitten by old bugs
Which Trustix Date is correct?
Trustix is listed with 3 days delay here, but in the advisory list below it is on the same day as Redhat, SuSE, Mandrake.
I'm a happy Debian user, and for my servers i am really happy about their "conservative" strategy for updates. Of course with high-quality software such as postfix it is ok to track the latest versions with just a couple of days delay. In fact i'm running postfix 2 on my servers, so i wasn't bitten by the bugs.
But this doesn't apply to all software. Most applications show this feature-additions/bugfixes cycle, and it is very good to stop at the less-features-less-bugs point. In fact most software has too many features IMHO, more that you will need, and more that you will verify to work ok.
The Gnome project also noticed this and does a good job IMHO trying to keep the features to the needed ones. Whenever i launch the KDE Control Center i'm scared by the amount of - mind if this sounds rude - useless crap you can do there. It's like being able to open the read windows in your car too from the control panel at the drivers position. It's nice, but you also more easily forget to close all windows.
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