Posted May 10, 2004 9:55 UTC (Mon) by mbanck
In reply to: Debian testing
Parent article: Revealed: how Fedora and the community interact
There's a big gap between "testing" and "unstable."
I don't believe this is true right now. The release team is doing a great job nowadays resolving problems in testing when two packages keep each other out and so. It used to be quite bad when only AJ was looking after testing, but since we have a couple of very bright "Release Lieutenants", things are moving quite well.
For example, it used to take a new glibc package months to enter testing. Last week, 2.3.2.ds1-12 entered testing after being in unstable for just two weeks or so.
I agree that stable might be too old for desktop use (I have to use it myself at work), but testing is only lacking behind only for some corner-cases, while it is quite uptodate in general.
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