[kde-linux] KDE 3 Beta

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 31 12:32:09 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 31 October 2007 06:15:08 david wrote:
> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> >>
> >> The truth is that there are two very different camps.  One camp wants
> >> the latest and greatest.  The other camp wants stability at any price. 
> >> That camp uses Enterprise releases.
> >
> > I am in basic agreement with that idea.  That is why I propose two
> > releases stable and unstable.
> The "other camp" is in a different situation than Joe Ordinary User. If
> Joe's system won't come up after an update - oh, well. But if you are IT
> director keeping vital corporate databases alive on a server - you can't
> afford to have that server crash because of some error in an update.
> But, anyway, I thought that's why there were branches of Linux such as
> Stable and Testing/Unstable?

Precisely.  Enterprise releases have stable, well-tested packages but not the 
latest and greatest,  Typically they offer security fixes for 5 years, but 
feature updates are not a priority.  They are perfect for the scenario you 

Registered Linux User No.293302 (http://counter.li.org/)
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