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Walther is basically right

Walther is basically right

Posted Mar 16, 2005 18:22 UTC (Wed) by piman (subscriber, #8957)
In reply to: Walther is basically right by jstAusr
Parent article: The 2005 Debian Project Leader election

> its not like stable isn't functional.

Unless you want to run recent hardware. If you're lucky you can get enough installed to upgrade right away; if you're unlucky you end up with an unsupported hard drive or network adapter.

> After the next Debian release, the processes that will be in place, will cause all your concerns to basically go away.

We have all heard this before (testing was going to do it, for example). I think the new process will help, but it is not a magic bullet, and there definitely need to be more changes.

Debian doesn't need 6 month releases, to be sure. That's ridiculously fast for servers. But like Joey Hess said recently, at this rate, Debian is going to manage two releases in ten years. That's unacceptable for everyone.

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