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From: Thilo Bangert <bangert@g.o>
Subject: Re: Policy for late/slow stabilizations
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:49:21 +0200
Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o> said:
> On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 08:15:32PM +0200, Auke Booij wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 7:16 PM, Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o> 
wrote:
> > > What? I am talking about exotic arches and I didn't say to drop to
> > > entire stable tree. Just to shrink it in order to keep it up to
> > > date more easily
> > 
> > But my question stands: what really is the advantage of having a
> > stable tree, when you could better invest your time in keeping the
> > testing tree up to date and working? Most production systems are
> > running x86, right? Are stable versions of minority architecture
> > installations really that much more stable than testing versions?
> 
> Because a stable tree it is supposed to work. Testing tree on the other
> hand is vulnerable to breakages from time to time. We can't always
> ensure a working testing tree. We are people not machines. We tend to
> brake things and this is way we have the testing branch.

also the stable tree implies security support (GLSAs etc).
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