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#16 +Karl L.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 15:24

I'm fine with kernel 3.2 :). On May 5th, will Wheezy be moved to "Stable"? Does this mean Sid will move into "Testing"?


Indeed. Although technically it will be forked, not moved. Sid is the permanent code name for Unstable. On May 5th Lenny will lose its designation, Squeeze will become Oldstable, Wheezy will become Stable, Sid will be forked to become Jesse - which will be Testing, and Sid will get many currently blocked packages pushed from Experimental.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 15:46

Indeed. Although technically it will be forked, not moved. Sid is the permanent code name for Unstable. On May 5th Lenny will lose its designation, Squeeze will become Oldstable, Wheezy will become Stable, Sid will be forked to become Jesse - which will be Testing, and Sid will get many currently blocked packages pushed from Experimental.


Ok I understand now. :) Maybe I'll try out Jesse on a spare hdd when it's released and see if I like it better than Crunchbang.

#18 +Karl L.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 16:03

Ok I understand now. :) Maybe I'll try out Jesse on a spare hdd when it's released and see if I like it better than Crunchbang.


Immediately after a new Stable release, Testing will be fairly close to Stable for about 2 weeks before it starts to see extensive automatic imports from Unstable, and Unstable will get new imports very quick and become much more unstable than normal for a couple months. I recommend that you hold off trying Testing until it goes into release freeze unless you are a developer. During a new release's development cycle the main difference between Testing and Unstable is 2 weeks.

Since Crunchbang is essentially just another repository that can be added to a vanilla Debian install, you could install Crunchbang, edit your /etc/apt/sources.list to point to testing (or unstable) instead of wheezy, and perform a dist-upgrade to try out the new packages without missing Crunchang's customized Openbox experience. Many popular packages are backported from Testing to Stable, so I recommend that you just enable the wheezy-backports repository to get access to a subset of new packages unless you are confident that you can deal with occasional package upgrade problems and broken packages while the new Testing slowly stablizes.



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