Chuckle. Debian Won’t Freeze Jessie Until November 5

OMG! I’ve been using Debian Testing for months and it’s near perfect for what I do. Still, Debian announced, “We are happy to announce that we will freeze Jessie at 23:59 UTC on the 5th of November 2014.” Amazing. They are down to a couple hundred known bugs and they have six months to go before freezing the package-lists. Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives. Isn’t it great that Debian releases when the product is ready rather than worrying about catching some wave in the market or beating a competitor? I’ll take solid software over marketing-hype any day. Thank you, Debian.

See Bits from the Release Team (Jessie freeze info).

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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5 Responses to Chuckle. Debian Won’t Freeze Jessie Until November 5

  1. Matt says:

    Long live Debian!

    The greatest OS produced by one of the most generous, brilliant, disciplined teams on earth…
    A rare gem in a world where greed, hatred, competition and corruption rules…

    – A proud fan of DEBIAN

  2. Matt says:

    Long live Debian!

    The greatest operating system and one of the greatest teams on earth….a rare gem in a world which is governed by greedy corporations, politicians and other groups…

  3. Deaf Spy says:

    Ohio, come and tell how “chroot” will solve it all! 🙂

  4. kurkosdr says:

    you have to deal with back ports = you have to deal with ports

  5. kurkosdr says:

    Gotta give it that to you, Pog. If someone forces you to use Linux, Debian is the only way to avoid developing a desire to pluck your eyes out with your own hands.

    Too bad most apps (including open source apps) support Ubuntu (and maybe Mint) first, and maybe they ‘ll make a Debian port if they have time. So you have to deal with backports and other stuff like that. Yuck!

    Forget “*/Linux” being a non-platform. “GNU/Linux” isn’t a platform either. All those “GNU/Linux” OSes don’t have common binary compat, you have to deal with back ports (or compat layers if your are really into SM).

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