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

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Mon Aug 17 02:20:46 EDT 2009

On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 01:12:26PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   the impression i get is that
> 1) if you're targeting the "stable" release, the *only* upgrades
> you'll normally get are strictly security-related, not bug fixes.
> 2) eventually, once enough useful big fixes *do* accumulate, a new
> "point release" comes out (5.0.1, 5.0.2?) which *will* allow
> non-security-related issues to be addressed.  but this will still fall
> under the "stable" release name, right?

That's correct.  I once reported a bug in pango in Lenny, and got a
patch back to test, which worked, and it had to wait for the next
point release... I think it's in 5.0.2 now.

- Chris

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