On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:32:22 +0100, Hadron
> Bob Hauck
>> On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 12:13:46 +0100, Hadron
>>> Debian Edge is not "stable" as in "just works".
>>> It is full of known bugs.
>> Certainly. So is every other collection of thousands of programs.
>> Would you prefer that the bugs be unknown and constantly changing?
> Certainly not. What gave you that idea?
Your statements about known bugs in stable being fixed in testing as a
reason to use testing. The bugs in testing are constantly changing as
new versions of things get introduced, but you don't seem to be bothered
It is extremely unlikely that testing has fewer total bugs than stable
at this point in the cycle.
> my point is that its not "rock solid" in terms of stability as HPT
> continues to sell us. It is SW. And SW has bugs. And Etch has a lot of
Perhaps in the spirit of advocacy you could tell us what OS has
comparable functionality but fewer bugs. Be sure to include the bugs in
the top few thousand applications for that OS as well. Then we could
know what "full of bugs" or "rock solid" means to you. I think it means
something different than it does for most people.
Yes, etch has bugs, but they don't seem to impede day-to-day usability
for most people. They don't make it unstable or prone to crashing which
seems to be what you are trying to imply.
-| Bob Hauck