[Rd] Why not in Debian distro?

Timothy H. Keitt tklistaddr@keittlab.bio.sunysb.edu
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 10:59:46 -0400

A.J. Rossini wrote:

>>>>>>"PD" == Peter Dalgaard <BSA <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk>> writes:
>    PD> later. Whatever happened to the internal Debian discussions on
>    PD> creating a faster upgrade path for applications?
>They created Woody/testing, which is a broken nightmare.
>Sid/unstable isn't bad -- in fact, it's about as high-quality a
>release as an average RedHat one, for the most part.
That hasn't been my experience (although I haven't used RH for awhile). 
 Sid is high-quality until it randomly blows up in your face after an 
apt-get.  Debian has a bad case of SADD (stable attention deficit 
disorder).  None of the developers care much about updating stable.  Its 
too much fun crashing unstable.  I switched to Progeny and never looked 
back.  (I can still 'apt-get -b source <pkg>' from Sid for 
non-system-critical packages.)


Timothy H. Keitt
Department of Ecology and Evolution
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York 11794 USA
Phone: 631-632-1101, FAX: 631-632-7626

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