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View Poll Results: What will you use when sarge has become stable?
Using Woody and not going to change. 0 0%
Using Woody and changing to Sarge. 0 0%
Using Sarge and not going to change. 10 23.81%
Using Sarge and changing to Etch. 11 26.19%
Using Sarge and changing to Sid. 2 4.76%
Using Sid, so I don't care. 12 28.57%
Finally, I was waiting for the day sarge became stable to try debian. 2 4.76%
I just like to vote but don' use debian. 0 0%
Something else (please specify) 5 11.90%
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Old 05-09-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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What will you do after Sarge has become the new stable?


I myself am thinking about changing "testing" into "sarge" in my apt-sources. The reason why I'd chosen testing in the past was because stable was really outdated. for a desktop. But now that sarge will become stable I don't know yet if I want to keep my desktop testing or just stay with sarge for a while. I'm using testing for about almost a year right now and never had any trouble with it but I don't know if testing will be updated faster than before now that that there will be a new stable. Will testing become more "testing" (less stable) now, especially with some of the big changes (like xorg) coming up or will everything be still the same (more or less)?

Which one are you going to use and why?

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Old 05-09-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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Personally, I have been using Sarge until now and I also have 2 lines pointing to "unstable".
No problems so far. I think I will just keep it like this and be extra careful (I have apt-listbugs
installed).
 
Old 05-13-2005, 03:50 PM   #3
acker
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Go drink a beer

I've used unstable and never had major problems for about a year. Now I'm using sarge... Stable is too old to use and makes anything hard as hell...
 
Old 05-13-2005, 04:22 PM   #4
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guess i'll just have to keep using sid.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 01:20 AM   #5
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Keep on using SID. Oh and perhaps wait for the slashdot trolls to start making jokes about how Sarge is so outdated compared to their "1337" distro of the moment.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 01:08 PM   #6
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I'm fine with testing, whatever its name is, Sarge, Etch or whatever will be next so my apt.conf and sources.list files points to testing.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 01:26 PM   #7
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Still use unstable Is sid the testing branch then or will there be a new testing?
 
Old 05-14-2005, 03:11 PM   #8
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I'm gonna enjoy some much needed changes in sid that haven't been happening because of how close sarge was to stable.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 06:08 PM   #9
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i will probably continue to use a mixture of unstable and testing...as i have been for the last sevarl months without any major problems...
 
Old 05-14-2005, 09:11 PM   #10
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Just to contribute to the discussion, if you want to keep to Etch after the change, you should have this line in your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

But if you want to maintain to the Sarge line, then this line would be better:

deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sarge main contrib non-free

Notice the change from *testing* to *sarge*? That's the crucial change in this case.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 02:16 AM   #11
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I'll keep Sarge on my server and use Sarge on my desktop. For my desktop I installed KDE 3.4 and Xorg, which aren't from Sarge. I will be using backports for the interface part and compile some software myself if newer versions are worth it. The base system is just fine and it's nice not to have to administer it.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 04:57 AM   #12
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X.org isn't on debian yet at all Moloko. Did you compile it from source or something? Also does anyone know if debian plans on getting it in?
 
Old 05-15-2005, 07:13 PM   #13
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X.org isn't on debian yet at all Moloko.
Read again You can get Xorg from xcyborg . I got it somewhere else, but that server has restricted access as far as I know. It will be added to Debian onces the new testing is in place. Currently it doesn't give you much advantages. OpenGL and shadows/transparency do not work together yet. The Debian xfree86 is also patched with Xorg code and performing well.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 03:27 AM   #14
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Thanks for the link And I meant in the official tree, but that was a bit unclear. Good to hear it comes soon.
 
  


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