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Debian rolling proposal gathers steam

Debian rolling proposal gathers steam

Posted May 8, 2011 11:58 UTC (Sun) by lab (subscriber, #51153)
Parent article: Debian rolling proposal gathers steam

A rolling and fresh Debian would be wonderful. For some time the Aptosid distribution has satisfied that need for me on my desktop, although SID does break in violent ways from time to time (like right now), and you have to be vigilant to retain a working system.

For me, the ideal Debian desktop system would be:
- Fresh packages, some non-critical bugs acceptable.
- Not frozen at any point, i.e. _true_ rolling.
- No architecture waiting for another.
- No dependency breakage, i.e. _always_ installable/upgradable.

This is currently not satisfied by SID or testing (especially during freeze). I do realize that it's a tall order, but I also believe it's within reach. Maybe best served by a repository between testing and unstable, with some added rules. So, something like:

Experimental (as today) -> Unstable (as today) -> Rolling (no dep.breakage+no critical bugs) -> Testing (as today) -> Stable (as today)

But I'm probably just naive....

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