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What will happen when the next Debian became stable?

Postby santiagorf on Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:18 pm

Hi all,

What will happen when the next Debian becomes stable (7 Wheezy)? Will I still be having a (semi) rolling release assuming that I'm on latest or will my LMDE freeze?

thanks in advance!
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Re: What will happen when the next Debian became stable?

Postby xenopeek on Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:34 am

Well, once Debian 7 is released the current freeze on the Debian testing repository will be lifted. So I imagine we will see more updates from Debian testing to incoming. And the updates won't be focused only on fixing Debian 7 release bugs, but you'll see new releases of programs also (with new features and functions).
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Re: What will happen when the next Debian became stable?

Postby cwsnyder on Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:38 am

You will still have a rolling release, except that your LMDE won't follow Wheezy, but the next testing release and have a lot of updates as Wheezy goes stable. I have been following Debian testing off and on since Lenny (5.0) was in testing, and what happens is that while 'testing' changes to 'stable', the new 'testing' swings closer to 'sid' as new versions of applications go through QC until they are certified stable enough to come out of sid to testing. Oh yeah, and Squeeze will go to 'old-stable' and only receive security updates until the next release.
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Re: What will happen when the next Debian became stable?

Postby santiagorf on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:32 am

thanks for the prompt replays!!
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Re: What will happen when the next Debian became stable?

Postby rop75 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:13 pm

santiagorf wrote:Hi all,

What will happen when the next Debian becomes stable (7 Wheezy)? Will I still be having a (semi) rolling release assuming that I'm on latest or will my LMDE freeze?

thanks in advance!
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The right answer to your first question is NOTHING.

When Debian wheezy becomes stable, Debian testing is gonna change its name to Jesse, and its users are gonna face lots of updates and will likely have some breakages (they call this "fun"). However LMDE users won't notice any change, as their systems won't get any updates from Debian testing til the next Update package is released (I guess the next UP will be released 6-8 weeks after wheezy stable is released). You will have your "semi-rolling distro" as usual (I don't agree with people who say that LMDE is a semi-rolling distro because LMDE hardly ever gets updates) and LMDE will be as frozen as it is now.

The only thing that might change is that LMDE users might get update packages more often (maybe every 6 - 8 weeks... do not expect to get update packages every 15 days or every 30 days, a Linux Mint team is a small team, they are working in some different projects and I don't think LMDE is their main priority)
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