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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Redeeman
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2006-03-23

oh teh noes, a few applications cause you to need to have regular operatingsystem wide release schedules... no offense, but i think im beginning to understand your issues a little bit better ;)

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

oh teh noes,

You're going to have to help me with that one.

My view can pretty well be summed up as:

Why fight my IT battles (which are challenging enough in this Microsoft World) with ancient OSS tools when there are very stable distros available which give me the benefits of the tremendous amount of work done by the OSS community over the past few years without having to patch in unsupported chunks from repos called "testing", "unstable", or "experimental"?

To hear some Debian community members talk, you'd think all non-Debian distros were on the level of Windows 98. When in fact I've had far more trouble with Debian than with any other Linux distro (except Fedora, of course).

I'm sure that Debian on an old server that just sits there year after year churning out work is very stable. But then, so are most Linux servers.

An XDMCP server is like no other. It is a living, evolving environment that requires change and adaptation as my desktop users need to do new and different things. Because serving desktops is a very different workload than any other kind of server ever sees. The apps actually *do* bit-rot. It is a more challenging workload in many ways.

That said, administering desktop servers is a very rewarding and interesting thing to do. And despite the name "server", it really requires a different kind of distro than what is generally supposed to be "good for servers".

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