Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 17:38 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Debian and its clones Last September, some of the Debian Linux distribution's leadership wanted to make sure that Etch, the next version of Debian, arrived on its December 4th due date. Almost two months later, though, according to the February 17th Release Critical Bug Report memo to the Debian Developers Announcement list, there are still 541 release critical bugs.
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Debian is the best Linux distro
by Oliver on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 18:08 UTC
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>Debian is suffering continuing delays partly because of a slowdown by key developers. Many developers are upset that Debian's two release managers are being paid to work full-time to finish Etch.

This is true and nonsense but for Debian itself it's a problem because of their philosophy.

>Unfortunately, sometimes it's NOT better to be late than never.

True. And Debian is about quality. Most of the big distros out there advert with short release times and cannot fulfill it - e.g. Fedora, delay by delay and afterwards lot of bugs again. This I call "quality". So in the end, Etch should take all the time available to fulfill it goals about quality and stability. There are enough distros full of hype but with a massive lack of stability.

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