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Old 11-16-2009, 06:47 AM   #1
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How stable is Squeeze right now?


Hi all,

Just wondered that (as of today's date) how close Squeeze is to becoming the next stable version of Debian? I've always been drawn to Debian for its stability, but its long testing phases have always been a drag. What sort of shape is Squeeze in right now?

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Old 11-16-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
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Personally i find Squeeze/Testing pretty stable right now.
I'm confident enough to run Testing on both my machines at home.
With regards to when Squeeze will become Stable,the answer is i'm not sure.

Debian had decided to go with two yearly freezes of the Tesing distribution followed by the release the next spring,see the link here:

http://www.uk.debian.org/News/2009/20090729

But the following link would indicate a December freeze is now not going to happen:

http://www.uk.debian.org/News/2009/20090730

So your guess is as good as mine.
Back to that old Debian mantra,we'll release it when it's ready.

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Old 11-16-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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Personally i find Squeeze/Testing pretty stable right now.
I'm confident enough to run Testing on both my machines at home.
With regards to when Squeeze will become Stable,the answer is i'm not sure.[...]
So your guess is as good as mine.
Back to that old Debian mantra,we'll release it when it's ready.
Thanks, dude. Yeah, well that's Debian. The Debian team don't release half-baked crap and for that, full respect is due. I've downloaded the latest release of Squeeze and will give it a shot.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 10:42 AM   #4
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The Debian team don't release half-baked crap
Couldn't agree more.
Ubuntu have that market covered!!

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I've downloaded the latest release of Squeeze and will give it a shot.
Good luck with Squeeze.
Post back if you have any problems.
 
Old 11-18-2009, 06:09 PM   #5
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Let clarify two terms here. The first is 'Released'. The second term is 'Stable'. Like mentioned, when the Debian group determines a new branch is ready, then it's released.

As far as the stability of Squeeze? I've been using it on my laptop and desktop for several months. It's rock solid stable. At least I haven't had any problems.

I think Squeeze will be good for you. Give it a shot.
 
Old 11-18-2009, 06:44 PM   #6
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Look into Sidux. It's all sid all the time. A couple of their own patches, but that can be changed. They have their own sidux repos for temporarily keeping stable packages that might be broken in the sid repos. Been using for a little while. I like it.
 
Old 11-18-2009, 06:50 PM   #7
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I use sid, since several years, never had major problems.
So guess squeeze will be stable.

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