Quoting Bryan O'Donoghue (typedef at eircom.net):
> What you're saying is that the number of packages with numerous versions
> is small enough and confined enough, that if I want 2.6.x.y or gcc
> 3.4/4.0 I just go and install it.
Well, mostly. One does tend to get tired of finding:
and so on, but at worst you just have to "apt-get remove" some
undergrowth that's no longer needed. I figure that tendency is better
than merrily assuming automatic forward compatibility.
> Perhaps, with Debian releasing again, and with a promise of 'sane'
> future release dates, it'd be worth taking at look at again, for users
> like me... who like shiny new things, with high version numbers... and
> swanky new feature (x).
It may be just me, but I think people fixated on "releases" are missing
the point: Releases are just points of departure -- installation
suites. For those of us who track testing/unstable, it wouldn't really
make a lot of difference if sarge never released at all: It simply
doesn't make the least bit of difference. Maybe that's one of the
underlying reasons why they're tardy. ;->
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