[kde-linux] KDE 3 Beta
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
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