Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jul 2009 09:50 UTC, submitted by kragil
Debian and its clones Most mainstream distributions, like Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mandriva, have already adopted a time-based release schedule, meaning that releases are not done on a feature basis, but according to a pre-determined time schedule. The Debian project has announced that it has adopted a time-based release schedule too.
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the end of Debian ?
by Phocean on Wed 29th Jul 2009 10:43 UTC
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That's a shame.
While there should be a reasonable deadline concerning the release date, Debian should be released only when it is ready.

That was the biggest strength of the project, offering a great stability, suitable in a professional environment.

Now distros developers focus too much on the desktop and forget that stability is the key and that Gnu/Linux is strong on the market server, whereas the desktop still remains a huge challenge.

I bet that in the future, the delay will be shortened.
I even doubt that Debian will now survive to Ubuntu...

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