[oclug] Good Point
Warren A. Layton
zeevon at cyberus.ca
Fri Mar 23 14:18:32 EST 2001
On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 08:48:49AM -0500, Ian Wormsbecker wrote:
> I admit that I am not familiar with debian. I am aware of apt-get though, but my
> understanding was that you can't get bleeding edge programs, which it seems are the
> programs that people are suggesting. Can you get X 4.0.3? Or Kde 2.1? If you can,
> then I will make the switch to Debian, but my understanding is that you can't get
> these programs unless compiling from source or using cvs, which, for most users, is
> far to much hassle to be bothered.
Actually, this is incorrect. There are 3 branches of Debian: stable,
testing and unstable. If you want really bleeding edge, you point apt to
the unstable branch (which has X 4.0.x, KDE 2.1, etc).
There are also some other sources which provide packages such as KDE 2.1
and X 4.0 for the current stable release. This is for those that want to
run updated packages without having to worry about the problems that
come with running unstable.
Take a look at http://packages.debian.org and search for these packages
in "unstable" and "testing" and you'll find that those packages are
"Il y a des choses dans la vie qui n'ont pas de prix.
Pour le reste, il y a un frais administratif."
Warren A. Layton
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