thegeko wrote:Actually, I should run unstable, because packages in testing are still somewhat old.
Ok bro lol.
BUT, the excuse that stable is bug free, is a MYTH.
Where the heck did we claim that? The answer you would probably get from our members here is all
software has bugs.
For instance right now, amarok plays each song twice in a row on random mode, I mean if this is not serious bug, then what is??
A bug in the upstream
kernel causing data loss on it's most used filesystem? Now I know you are just trolling. Anyway to resolve that obviously upstream issue with Amarok the maintainer would either have to backport a (hopefully compatible?) commit (if it exists) from a newer version of Amarok, or upload a newer version of Amarok to backports and hope all of the libraries in Squeeze allow it to compile and run? Or upload the newest version in Sid and it will trickle down to the next stable where it is compatible.
Thus it seems to me, old versions in stable carry their old bugs solved long ago. From this point of view I don't see many advantages of stable.
And newer versions also introduce new bugs. And so on... This way at least you can 'know thy enemy'. And sometimes fixes are backported before the freeze for the next stable version. For example I am running Intel 2.19 drivers but I have the SNA acceleration available from 2.20.
Thus usual point "simply upgrade to testing" is not that simple and does not stand.
It could be more graphical and hand holdy but it is surely simple. Make sure to run simulations first so you know where you might run into problems.
The reason is that upgrade process is the last thing that is tested before moving release to testing. Now I am just waiting till current testing becomes stable, so I can upgrade without trouble. And then upgrade to testing.
This sounds like a reasonable decision. The upgrade process can
have bugs now and then. It is part of the risks of using testing. It is in testing.
I mean howcome ubuntu has newest software and seems to me like it has same amount of bugs at any point of time.
Have you ever looked at Ubuntu's bug tracker?
I say do what pleases you and be happy.