Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2007 21:43 UTC, submitted by Jeremy LaCroix
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The release candidate for Ubuntu 7.10 has been released. "The Ubuntu developers are hurrying to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software that the open source and free software communities have to offer. This is the Ubuntu 7.10 release candidate, which brings a host of excellent new features. We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable and suitable for testing by any user. The final stable version will be released in October 2007."
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RE[2]: Same as always
by garymax on Fri 12th Oct 2007 05:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Same as always"
garymax
Member since:
2006-01-23

But Arch uses the rolling release system and therefore breaks occasionally. Slackware is much more stable than Arch in my opinion and according to anecdotal evidence.

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RE[3]: Same as always
by superstoned on Fri 12th Oct 2007 12:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Same as always"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Well, it depends on what you're looking for, I guess. I will NEVER go back to a distro without a rolling release schedule, ever. I can't stand not being able to compile stuff because there hasn't been a stable release with the needed library yet, even though the library itself is completely stable.

Take a look at Ubuntu - they sync with Debian Testing (between a week and 2 months old software) then stabilise it and release it with some updated enduser software (X, KDE/Gnome). You use it 6 months, then there's an update.

During these six months, you start out with software at least 6 months old, so you're behind on the latest STABLE(!) development in the linux world somewhere between 6 and 14 months. That's 10 months behind on average for the lower-level stuff. I wouldn't be happy with that.

Of course, it's fine for many end users and companies... I guess...

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RE[4]: Same as always
by deb2006 on Fri 12th Oct 2007 12:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Same as always"
deb2006 Member since:
2006-06-26

I might be a bit retarded, but is this in favour or against Ubuntu??? I always thought Ubuntu has a rolling release schedule ...

And what does "stable" really mean? Once Gnome releases, say, Gnome 3.0, it's stable. And tho it's considered "stable", it takes weeks/months to appear in distributions like Gentoo or Arch. With Ubuntu you know it'll be released in 10 and 04 (well, mostly). And Debian releases when it's finished altho I see promising signs of a changed attitude.

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