2c about the development of ubuntu

Mike Bird mgb-ubuntu at yosemite.net
Sun Jan 1 23:20:19 GMT 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 14:49, Shot - Piotr Szotkowski wrote:
> Udo 'Robos' Puetz:
> > I ran unstable for years and have never seen
> > these problems with it as I see with dapper.
> Dapper is not supposed to be as stable as Debian
> unstable in this phase of the development cycle.
> > And why does ubuntu have to cater the servers?
> > Doesn't debian do this *very* good?
> No. Debian stable doesn't have PHP 5 packages, and that's just a tip
> of the 'let's release stable once every three years' iceberg. Also,
> security-wise, Canonical supports Ubuntu main better than Debian
> supports (much bigger, granted) Debian main.

The comparison is Ubuntu Dapper versus Debian Unstable.  You
have written that Dapper is less stable then Debian Unstable,
and I agree.  However both have PHP5.  Indeed, Debian Testing
also has php5, and that's much more stable than Dapper.

Debian Stable:   none
Debian Testing:  5.0.5
Debian Unstable: 5.0.5
Ubuntu Hoary:    none
Ubuntu Breezy:   5.0.5
Ubuntu Dapper:   5.0.5

--Mike Bird

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