[svlug] IBM certifies Ubuntu as a stable platform for DB2

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Mon Mar 6 09:18:08 PST 2006

begin Rick Moen quotation of Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 01:20:32AM -0800:

> That is, Debian-stable is infamously trailing-edge on package versions
> and infamously infrequently released.  Debian-unstable is bleeding edge
> with occasional emphasis on blood.  Debian-testing is nearly the same
> as Debian-testing, but filtered through automated quarantining scripts

> for _some_ level of quality assurance -- though you're well advised to 
> follow it only after learning the ropes of Debian generally, able to
> deal with minor packaging-system glitches, and able to ensure
> security-update coverage.

I'm interested in Ubuntu's AutomatedTesting project:

which looks like it will expand the sanity checking
that gets done for new packages.  Just running a few
simple tests per package doesn't look like much, but
it does offer both Ubuntu and Debian the chance to,
in effect, use their huge collections of packages
("universe" in Ubuntu-speak) as test suites for the
fundamental stuff.

Don Marti
dmarti at zgp.org

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