Upgrading to Edgy Eft

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Tue Jun 27 20:12:56 UTC 2006

On Tue, 27 Jun 2006 21:33:56 +0200
Alexander Skwar <listen at alexander.skwar.name> wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Er, no.  This list has never been release-specific, and I doubt it ever will
> > be. 
> That's correct. But somewhat like Usenet newsgroups, mailing lists
> are topic-specific. And development is on-topic on the development
> list. Granted, Usenet newsgroups are a lot more topic-specific.

Discussing development != asking support questions, though.
> > upgrade (though, especially as Edgy's release gets closer, people _will_
> > suggest that if you have a specific dapper problem, it might be fixed by
> > upgrading)
> But such an advice is of course a big disservice to users. People
> using stable software might do this on purpose. It's *NOT* good to
> encourage normal users, who might not be willing to do development,
> to use unstable software. That's very much wrong.

The difficulty might be defining "normal users", of course. 

I might recommend Edgy to a user I perceive as "abnormal" on the grounds
that that user has made some weird posts in the past, and is probably using
interesting recreational substances. [ just kidding ;-) ]


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