Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jul 2006 22:44 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Debian and its clones There is an update for the next Debian release plan. According to Marc Brockschmidt Etch will carry 4.0 as version number and should be released on December 4th, 2006. "Please note that as of now, RC bugs and problematic transitions are our main concern. There has been progress, but we still need to lower the number of release critical bugs further."
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If you're not a total linux newbie ...
by lord_rob on Wed 19th Jul 2006 12:38 UTC
lord_rob
Member since:
2005-08-06

Try Debian Unstable/Sid. I've been using this distro for five years and never had any major problem. However you can run into problems when you upgrade your packages, so be sure you install "apt-listbugs". This program checks for grave bugs in every packages that are going to be upgraded. So you can always cancel an upgrade if unsure. With Sid you are always up to date ;) .

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egon_spengler Member since:
2005-11-20

The package "apt-listbugs" was orphaned last month.

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lord_rob Member since:
2005-08-06

Thanks for the info, I did not know about that. Anyway I've just asked on debian irc channel, actually a new maintainer has taken back the project. apt-listbugs is still in debian unstable and should remain in unstable for the foreseeable future. However, apt-listbugs might not be ready for the freeze before the release of debian etch.

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