Voice of the Masses: Is the Debian release cycle too long?

Congratulations to the Debian team for getting Jessie out of the door. If the distro’s history is anything to go by, however, the next release will be around two years away – by which time, so much of the software in the “stable” branch will be very dated. So as we gear up to record our next podcast, we want to hear from you: is the Debian release cycle too long?

Should the project aim for more rapid, time-based releases like Ubuntu and Fedora? Or should Debian simply focus all-out on stability and only release when the distro is ready, regardless of timeframes? Let us know what you think and we’ll read out your musings in our podcast.


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