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Posted Jan 6, 2012 10:08 UTC (Fri) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
OTOH it would be great to run a current Iceweasel or Chromium, and have some cutting edge packages for things like MongoDB. I am beginning to feel the pressure that Fedora or Ubuntu (non-LTS) users have withstood for so long: upgrade or die.
IMHO, at this point, one major release every two years is fine for Debian.
Posted Jan 7, 2012 16:00 UTC (Sat) by juliank (subscriber, #45896)
Absolutely. But we somehow need to get those releases synced to the even years first, in order to stay closer to Ubuntu's LTS releases, and longterm supported kernels.
Posted Jan 7, 2012 16:04 UTC (Sat) by juliank (subscriber, #45896)
You can find iceweasel 9.0.1 backports on:
For Chromium, inofficial backports are available as well from a 3rd party person.You could also run Chrome instead, if you don't have a problem with that.
MongoDB is fairly up-to-date in backports:
mongodb | 1:2.0.0-2~bpo60+1 | backports/squeeze | source, amd64, i386
Posted Jan 7, 2012 22:36 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Same for MongoDB: they keep their own repo; even better than Chrome because this one is Free software. By the way, somebody should tell these guys.
Posted Jan 8, 2012 0:07 UTC (Sun) by juliank (subscriber, #45896)
It's a wiki, you can add it yourself.
Posted Jan 8, 2012 0:32 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
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