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Similar problem to Debian, and a similar solution

Similar problem to Debian, and a similar solution

Posted Jul 31, 2004 21:08 UTC (Sat) by walles (guest, #954)
Parent article: Another look at the new development model

Debian was suffering from the same set of problems:

* The stable and development trees diverge from each other quickly

* The stable tree, after a short while, lacks fixes, features, and improvements which have been added to the development tree

* The stable distribution is often very heavily patched by re-distributors (Knoppix, Libranet, Lindows, ...).

The solution adopted by Debian was similar, but not the same; it was because of the above reasons that Debian Testing ( was invented, as a sibling to Stable and Unstable.

Just like Testing made Debian a lot more accessible to people who found Unstable to be too scary and Stable to be too far behind, here's to hoping that the -mm tree will do the same for the kernel.

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