Question on Versions

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Question on Versions

Postby miller0521 » 2006-12-01 00:53

Ok, so I have Debian installed on my laptop, and Fedora 6 on my desktop. I am just wondering, why is some of Debian unstable Gnome version 2.14 while others is 2.16, I would think Unstable gets updated fairly often. The Fedora has all 2.16...

However Fedora will not set my DPI according to whats in my xorg.conf file, its setting it somewhere else that I can't find
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Postby ajdlinux » 2006-12-01 07:16

Debian is a volunteer project. Stuff gets updated when people have the time to update it, fix the bugs, and so on.

Right now, the GNOME packagers have other things to deal with and have stated that Etch will have 2.14 as it is more tested and stable.
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Postby plugwash » 2006-12-01 10:40

debian values portability (does any other linux distro have official stable releases for ten architectures?) and quality over having the latest versions of everything.

debian is not the distro for ricers ;)
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Postby miller0521 » 2006-12-01 11:56

Thats what I was thinking, so Debian is more useful for severs and that kind of thing, but if you want a bleeding edge desktop, might as well go with something like Fedora or Ubuntu.
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Postby plugwash » 2006-12-01 12:10

either that or use the packages from debian experimental.
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Postby DeanLinkous » 2006-12-01 15:42

yes go for something else
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