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    Phoronix: Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 Released

    While waiting for the upcoming Debian 9.0 "Stretch" release, Debian 8.8 has shipped this weekend as the latest stable update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...n-8.8-Released

  • #2
    I guess 8.8 is Goo, as 8.8.8.8 is Google or in arabian way of reading it is gle

    Still don't get updates from proposal, probably usual 4 times per day lag.

    edit: yup, updates are there now
    Last edited by dungeon; 05-06-2017, 08:17 PM.

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    • #3
      How sweet! A new bundle of outdated software.
      Debian + server = yes.
      Debian + workstation = if I have to compile soft by myself then gentoo is way better.
      Maybe it's time to start using AppImages or flatpaks with debian. Black Panther does great stuff with its AppImage integration.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DebianXFCE Jr View Post
        How sweet! A new bundle of outdated software.
        Older releases are more well-tested, which, for some use cases, is more important than new features. Fortunately this is Linux and you're not forced to use a specific distro

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        • #5
          Testing is a quasi rolling release. It gets pretty stale after a freeze.

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          • #6
            50 package updates doesn't mean anything. The freeze is on features. There is nothing preventing a flood of bug fixes.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phoronix View Post
              Debian GNU/Linux
              Let's start the Stallman controversy again!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

                It does mean, if you use the stretch repository, only release critical bugs fix are allowed and not much to update, while testing gets packages from unstable as usual.
                That doesn't even make sense. The testing repository is the stretch repository until stretch is released.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by randomizer View Post

                  That doesn't even make sense. The testing repository is the stretch repository until stretch is released.
                  This is precisely why I disagree with naming releases in any further terms than testing, stable, oldstable. People will just get the names wrong. The releases are numbered anyway and imo it's clearer to say eg "I'm waiting impatiently for Debian 9 to be released and am a bit disappointed resources were used to make 8.8 at this point".

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                  • #10
                    I heard Debian finally got their kernel updated to version 2.2 and has Firefox 4.0. Amazing!

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