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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RE: Heh
by happycamper on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 22:20 UTC in reply to "Heh"
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2006-01-01

/*Heh, if it weren't for trademarks they could name it Debian Vista!*/

good one, but Vista is already out, any many sheeple are already enjoying their DRM os vista, and i'm still waiting for Debain etch, if this delays keep up it might force a number of debian users that don't have the kind of patience to wait for etch to get release to other distros, to more current up to date debain based os, like, ubuntu.

Edited 2007-02-23 22:35

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RE[2]: Heh
by MamiyaOtaru on Sat 24th Feb 2007 03:32 in reply to "RE: Heh"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

if this delays keep up it might force a number of debian users that don't have the kind of patience to wait for etch to get release to other distros,

Or they could use etch. Debian Testing is pretty stable. There's a lot of package churn at times, but that can be offset by not running apt-get upgrade every day. I've been using Testing for several years (Sarge then Etch) with no problems.

Granted, no one would want to do that on a server, and it is more work than tracking Stable. For me though it's always provided a nice compromise of stable/cutting edge.

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RE[2]: Heh
by DeadFishMan on Sat 24th Feb 2007 14:31 in reply to "RE: Heh"
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2006-01-09

Why are you awaiting for Etch? Go to the Debian website and grab one of the nightly builds right now. Then you can run apt-get upgrade at least once a week and by the time that Etch final gets released, you will have it already for quite some time. No need to wait for anything!

This isn't Ubuntu nor Fedora, you know? ;)

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