[Python-Dev] "Unstable" is an ambiguous word...

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 17:03:17 -0400

On Tue, Apr 09, 2002, Alex Martelli wrote:
> I suspect the situation may change by distribution.  Mandrake, if I know
> them well (and I'm a satisfied customer for over a year, supporting
> member of the Mandrake club, etc), WILL keep on top of the bleeding
> edge, releasing a stable-python and an experimental-python package,
> or something like that -- they know their customer base includes a lot
> of rabid neophiles, as well as people who only want stability.  Debian,
> though, I wonder -- I doubt they'll put in their "Stable" distribution
> anything not vouchsafed for by Methushelah in person:-).  As for
> RedHat, no problem -- they'll keep shipping 1.5.2 anyway...!-)

Right, but I think that for all of these, there needs to be an actual
"release", not just a CVS snapshot they grab themselves.
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