Posted May 6, 2004 15:20 UTC (Thu) by tjc
In reply to: Debian testing
Parent article: Revealed: how Fedora and the community interact
If you use unstable, you agree to help discover bugs in new packages.
I don't recall entering into any such agreement. :-)
Use testing if you don't want to do that.
Testing is too old for my taste. By the time it becomes stable, it will be nearly obsolete. It's sort of the worst of both worlds in that respect.
There's a big gap between "testing" and "unstable." It's within this gap that Fedora Core and Mandrake exist. Debian could probably increase the size of their user base by a significant amount by filling this gap.
Personally, I use "unstable" on my workstation, but I keep a partition with Fedora Core around in the event that "unstable" becomes too much of an adventure. I wait for the dust to settle, and come back in a week or so. This happens about once a year.
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