Posted Dec 4, 2012 22:46 UTC (Tue) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
In reply to: Re: GNOME now by ssam
Parent article: Re: GNOME now
But will Debian stable get GNOME 3 (the DE) as an option before it becomes old-stable? Since the apps aren't parallel installable and it's Debian stable, I would never had expected GNOME 3 to be an option. And from what I've seen, Gentoo stable hovers between Debian's stable and testing paces, so it not appearing there isn't a surprise either. If Gentoo stable is *still* GNOME 2 a few months after Debian stable has GNOME 3, *that's* a statement with some meaning in this thread.
Basically, saying Debian stable still runs version X is like saying CentOS 5 runs version X of some application. If X is sufficiently new, it's not saying much when you're trying to see who the "laggards" are.