Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th May 2013 21:40 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Penguin
Debian and its clones That rare event where tried and true Debian releases a new version. "This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories. Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for 'Wheezy', will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically."
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RE: Wow, still Gnome 3.4
by Peter Besenbruch on Mon 6th May 2013 05:54 UTC in reply to "Wow, still Gnome 3.4"
Peter Besenbruch
Member since:
2006-03-13

It took until 3.6 for Gnome to start to suck less. What's they're to gain by sticking with such a buggy version like 3.4 when 3.6 is finally sucks less and 3.8 is actually almost usable.


It depends on the version available when Debian freezes. I don't use Gnome, but I suspect that version 3.4 has had most of the bugs worked out of it.

Also, people who use Debian for a desktop tend to keep certain items up to date. I run Wheezy, but am also running XFCE 4.10. For Iceweasel, I am running version 20. For LibreOffice I run 4.0.3.

Also, what's what's to be gained with Linux. 3.2 when there have been so many improvements in 3.4 - 3.8?


What's to be gained? Stability and long term support. Drivers from later kernel versions also tend to migrate into version 3.2. Later kernels and versions of Xorg will migrate into Wheezy via backports.

No, I run a stable and up to date desktop with Debian Wheezy, but you do need to know your way around.

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RE[2]: Wow, still Gnome 3.4
by judgen on Mon 6th May 2013 09:52 in reply to "RE: Wow, still Gnome 3.4"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Kernel 3.9 is coming to trunk for experimental. 3.8 is screaming fast on this machine, but there is a header missmatch in 3.8-trunk so i can not get vmware workstation up and running so i still have 3.2 up and about for now.

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Peter Besenbruch Member since:
2006-03-13

Kernel 3.9 is coming to trunk for experimental. 3.8 is screaming fast on this machine, but there is a header missmatch in 3.8-trunk so i can not get vmware workstation up and running so i still have 3.2 up and about for now.


I look forward to the newer kernels hitting wheezy-backports. When moving from Squeeze to Wheezy, there wasn't any real kernel update, as I was running a backports version of the Wheezy kernel in Squeeze.

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RE[3]: Wow, still Gnome 3.4
by JPisini on Tue 7th May 2013 14:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow, still Gnome 3.4"
JPisini Member since:
2006-01-24

Kernel 3.9 is coming to trunk for experimental. 3.8 is screaming fast on this machine, but there is a header missmatch in 3.8-trunk so i can not get vmware workstation up and running so i still have 3.2 up and about for now.


try this I am running Wheezy with a 3.8 kernel and I was able to get the latest VMWare Workstation running http://mergy.org/2013/03/three-tips-to-get-vmware-workstation-9-goi...


Thanks to all the Debian developers Wheezy is really nice.

Edited 2013-05-07 14:17 UTC

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