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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RE: the end of Debian ?
by namakemono on Wed 29th Jul 2009 14:13 UTC in reply to "the end of Debian ?"
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This change does not indicate that Debian will not be "ready" when a new release arrives. Probably what will occur is that those "not ready" packages will not be shipped in their lastest version, preserving a stable one.

Having an idea of when a new version of Debian will be available - well, I can wait one year at all - is good for planning.

Anyway, if the release looks unstable for you, you can simply choose not to install it and wait for a patch or the next release.

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