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I haven't seen any threads about this subject lately, maybe I just overlook them, who knows. Anyways, what is the deal with Etch? Is the official "stable" anywhere in sight? Seems to me that we've been saying "any day now" for almost 2 months. Have we lost hope or does it just not really matter?
Just wondered what people thought of it.
Etch can be considered stable yes. But Sid, no. Although it does not crash or something, I've seen many broken packages and not every one of them was as easy to fix. I don't like to waste time fixing stuff while I know something else will/can break tomorrow. Nothing broke in Etch for me using it for the last ~6 months. But of course it also depends on what packages you are using.
The word is Etch is gonna be released in March. Can't wait either...
Doesn't matter, what will be in etch is already too old for me
Try sarge and you will find a lot of broken dependencies.
Unstable should have the least broken dependencies. But it doesn't mean that it's more stable
/Happy sid user
Have we lost hope or does it just not really matter?
It really doesn't matter. Etch is more than stable enough to run as a Desktop system, and has been for some time. Even Sid is well behaved at the moment, although I expect that to change once Etch becomes the new stable release.