by HuangLao » We should create a wiki similar to Don't Break Debian, called Stop Trying to turn Debian into other distro's.
HuangLao wrote:IMO, rolling releases are the domain of testers, packagers some developers and hobbyists. You will not, nor should you see a rolling release anywhere near production boxes, whether a server or workstation. The potential for problems whether a bad upgrade or continuous security holes as the packages cannot be properly vetted is too great a threat for serious work. Now for the the categories already mentioned then have at it. By the way, Debian does have this feature (rolling) its called sid and meets the needs of those mentioned earlier.
As of March 2012, discussions are ongoing among Debian developers (on Debian developer mailing list) regarding a proposal of developing a rolling release edition of Debian called DebianCUT (DebianCUT unofficial website) — where "CUT" stands for constantly usable testing. This has been suggested to be either a new edition of Debian or to replace (or be a modified or re-branded version of) Debian testing.
What happened with Debian CUT?
Constantly Usable Testing made a lot of headlines in 2011, but the (unofficial) site is gone and a cursory DDG did not reveal any trombones.
GarryRicketson wrote:I have no use for a "rolling release". I prefer a good solid. "old stable", system,
that keeps working the same for years.
Danielsan wrote:Do you believe that Debian, without loosing its nature to aim being a stable OS, should be move forward and to implement a rollback feature?
Do you believe the modern rolling distros will replace at a certain point the olders which are based on an elder packaging paradigm?
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