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    Phoronix: Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" To Release In Early May

    The long-awaited Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" release is expected to happen the first weekend of May...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1NDc

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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" To Release In Early May

    The long-awaited Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" release is expected to happen the first weekend of May...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1NDc
    Excellent!

    I can upgrade my work computer, but I'm mostly excited by the fact that testing and unstable will be unlocked again. It was getting kind of stale

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    • #3
      Have been using Wheezy at work in two machines. No complaints! Feels like the best version of Debian so far; been using Debian on/off since Potato.

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      • #4
        /usr merge

        So when will the /usr merge come to Debian?
        It is coming?

        Also, I hope they update their Wayland packages to 1.1 soon.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
          Excellent!

          I can upgrade my work computer, but I'm mostly excited by the fact that testing and unstable will be unlocked again. It was getting kind of stale
          By the time Wheezy comes out , it is going to be outdated already LOL. Is going to be like that for years!

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          • #6
            Will gnome 3.6 appear in testing soon after stable is released? I'd like to use debian with gnome on my computer, but gnome 3.4 has too many freezing/deadlock issues that I don't get with 3.6.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
              Excellent!

              I can upgrade my work computer, but I'm mostly excited by the fact that testing and unstable will be unlocked again. It was getting kind of stale
              I hate those freezes with a passion. I can see why stable is useful for servers, but testing and unstable shouldn't be affected. Especially now that ubuntu is so committed to (corrupted by) in-house projects, we could really use a .deb rolling release like Debian CUT was supposed to be.

              Maybe now with the the Mir \ Unity fiasco things will start moving...

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              • #8
                yay my usb wifi dongle will be supported now

                Originally posted by Alex Sarmiento View Post
                By the time Wheezy comes out , it is going to be outdated already LOL. Is going to be like that for years!
                i read that as "it is going to be stable...[and] is going to be like that for years!"

                Originally posted by c117152 View Post
                I hate those freezes with a passion. I can see why stable is useful for servers, but testing and unstable shouldn't be affected. Especially now that ubuntu is so committed to (corrupted by) in-house projects, we could really use a .deb rolling release like Debian CUT was supposed to be.
                they freeze testing? i always thought it was rolling release.
                Last edited by Loafers; 04-18-2013, 01:51 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by c117152 View Post
                  I hate those freezes with a passion. I can see why stable is useful for servers, but testing and unstable shouldn't be affected. Especially now that ubuntu is so committed to (corrupted by) in-house projects, we could really use a .deb rolling release like Debian CUT was supposed to be.

                  Maybe now with the the Mir \ Unity fiasco things will start moving...
                  You never actually supposed to RUN Debian testing / unstable as a distro though. They were package repos, that would be shuffled around, hence the freezes.

                  I do agree that they should have something continuous that isnt as haphazard as experimental but we can't really be mad that we're using it in a way that it wasnt designed to be used.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by c117152 View Post
                    I hate those freezes with a passion. I can see why stable is useful for servers, but testing and unstable shouldn't be affected.
                    What? How can a freeze of Testing not affect Testing? That doesn't make sense. Testing is frozen for a good reason, making the great stability of the next Stable even possible, complaining about the freeze is totally missing the point.

                    Originally posted by Alex Sarmiento View Post
                    By the time Wheezy comes out , it is going to be outdated already LOL. Is going to be like that for years!
                    You are right, you won't be seen as Ubergeek by your Windows using friends when you are not using a rolling release/bleeding edge distro or a distro for which being in the news and release at a fixed date is much more important than being bug-free or stable (like Ubuntu), so Debian obviously is not for the average troll.
                    Anyone who actually needs a stable OS will have no problem with older software in Debian (or Red Hat, FWIW).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                      You never actually supposed to RUN Debian testing / unstable as a distro though. They were package repos, that would be shuffled around, hence the freezes.

                      I do agree that they should have something continuous that isnt as haphazard as experimental but we can't really be mad that we're using it in a way that it wasnt designed to be used.
                      i was under the impression testing and unstable were distros since they had their own codename. also, grabbing select packages from testing/unstable isn't advisable since it may result in dependency issues, which is backports were created.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Alex Sarmiento View Post
                        By the time Wheezy comes out , it is going to be outdated already LOL. Is going to be like that for years!
                        What evil and bad things will happen to me because of this so called "outdated"? Will I be using a version number of X < Y of a program Z? I don't see that as a problem.

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                        • #13
                          flamebait successful.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Loafers View Post
                            i was under the impression testing and unstable were distros since they had their own codename. also, grabbing select packages from testing/unstable isn't advisable since it may result in dependency issues, which is backports were created.
                            Packages in Debian go like this...

                            They come into experimental (which may have dependency issues because the packages arent in there quite yet.) Eventually move to Unstable (all dependency issues should be sorted out by then). Then they move to testing (definitely should be totally fine by then). The problem is.. Debian Stable has package versions locked to a certain extent. Debian Testing is the NEXT version of Debian to be released and at some point in the release cycle the packages are locked to those versions.

                            So if you run Debian Testing, every 2 years for a few months you basically stop getting (significant) updates cuz of the package freeze.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Loafers View Post
                              flamebait successful.
                              Lol, k xD

                              It is good to get trolled every now and then.

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