[rescue] GNU != Unix (was: PC v. PeeCees? (was: IBM hard
koyote at koyote.cx
Tue Jul 16 09:16:46 CDT 2002
Perhaps I need to be a bit more explicit.
This is *not*, I repeat, *not* a complaint against woody. My beef with woody is that it is way behind even the most conservative release model- Debian's :)
Not allowing an x4.2 branch- not ethat this is not *exclusive*, but an *option*, in unstable- *unstable*- means debian does not support many modern latops at all. nothing older than 4.2 will work, at all, on many of the newer laptops. I happen to have one, too. Sucks to be me, eh?
> > package management. That's totally blown the moment I have
> > to take something as fundamental as X and hand
> > compile/break packaging/ or build, test, stabilize my own
> > package. Smaller apps, sure.
> > Or maybe Debian doesn't want desktop users anymore, just
> > institutions?
> Quoting for the lazy:
> "...4.2 just plain won't work on some of Debian's supported machines
> because we need the PCI Domain support, which is currently a branch in
> XFree86 CVS and did not make it into the 4.2 release. So for us,
> releasing 4.2 doesn't just mean releasing 4.2. It means releasing 4.2
> plus some very large patches in very critical parts of the server code."
> "...Debian's philosophy has been to release when "it's ready", not when
> some marketroid tells us to, and thus just live with whatever whopper
> bugs happen to be in the release that day."
> Can there be a clearer explanation?
> - Ross
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