----- Original Message ----
From: Claude Jones <cjones(a)levitjames.com>
To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list(a)redhat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2007 10:08:14 AM
Subject: Re: Back Again
On Wednesday August 1 2007 10:22:53 am Tim wrote:
On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 08:39 -0400, Claude Jones wrote:
> and I did notice that their repos tended to lag behind the
> release curve after some time - security patches would come
> through, but many other packages would remain with older
> versions for much longer periods than with other distros.
Didn't Debian always have that reputation? The normal release
being somewhat behind the times, but very stable because of
it. Those who wanted the lastest, to forgo the ordinary
release and get their extra bits another way.
I've read that as well, but I've also read that those times have
changed. Debian Etch is their version of testing, if I've got
that right, and that's what MEPIS will be based on.
Brunswick, MD, USA
I am no expert, but from what I have learned through the years using Debian based
distros/live cd's, Knoppix, Kanotix, DSL, etc.
Debian Woody is older
Debian Etch is the stable branch of Debian
Debian Sid is the testing/unstable branch of Debian.
There's also Debian Lenny
Other codenames that have been already used are: buzz for release
1.1, rex for release 1.2, bo for releases 1.3.x,
hamm for release 2.0, slink for release 2.1,
potato for release 2.2, woody for release 3.0,
sarge for release 3.1, and etch for release 4.0
Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.