[svlug] Red Hat and the ISVs?

David N. Welton davidw at dedasys.com
Mon Nov 10 23:19:17 PST 2003


J C Lawrence <claw at kanga.nu> writes:

> This is still partially true.  Debian now effectively has multiple
> tracks.  /stable is changes fairly glacially, mostly via security
> fixes, with infrequent but mass updates.  /testing changes fairly
> constantly, very infrequently breaks (and never seriously in my
> experience) but almost never has the mass package update madness of
> stable.  /unstable is churn city, breaks occasionally but is right
> on the bleeding edge.  /experimental is pretty much /unstable but
> worse.

Unfortunately, /testing does not receive security updates last time I
checked (except as they filter in through unstable), so it's something
you want to be careful with on a security-conscious system.

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