[kwlug-disc] definition of debian's "stable"?

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Sun Aug 16 13:05:58 EDT 2009

On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 12:59:50PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Aug 2009, L.D. Paniak wrote:
>   that seems fairly adamant that, once you install a new "stable"
> release, the *only* updates/upgrades you will see are
> security-related.  no big fixes or performance upgrades.  or am i
> misreading that?  or does a 5.0.1 or 5.0.2 "release" represent a new
> release that *does* incorporate bug fixes?

I believe this is true.  Bug fixes, other than security, are allowed in
point releases.  Typically, major versions of packages are not allowed,
though.  The fixes usually have to be backported to the current version
in stable.

I'm not a DD, but that's the impression I get.



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