Enabled repositories in default install

Mike Hearn mike at navi.cx
Sun Jun 26 16:17:10 CDT 2005

On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 06:42:26 +1000, John Skaller wrote:
> The intent here is simply that the package is not supported by the ubuntu
> distributors.

But what does that mean, exactly? And how would you explain it to your
metaphorical sister? "Unsupported" is scary and makes it sound dangerous
to use - is it? If it's not dangerous then maybe it should be enabled by
default. If it is, then maybe the existence of universe needs to be
> Anyhow the Debian names make more sense to me, and it seems silly to
> change them for Ubuntu, since the categorisation concept is the same.

What, unstable/testing? They're pretty bad names IMHO as most people
seem to equate stability with crashyness of individual programs, whereas
stuff can be in unstable yet be very well tested and solid versions (or
maybe not).

thanks -mike

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