[conspire] conspire Digest, Vol 51, Issue 25

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Wed Aug 29 11:55:20 PDT 2007

Nick Moffitt <nick <at> zork.net> writes:

> Ubuntu does not draw from Debian Experimental, or at least not in any
> way that would cause alarm.  This is a weird claim that the MEPIS guy
> stated as fact without providing any evidence.  Ubuntu has a six-month

One would only need to check the following two websites on a regular basis to 
see that a majority of the innovations that have made Ubuntu great have 
existed in Debian only in the Experimental branch:


> The way that you seem to be saying "they draw from debian experimental"
> implies that Ubuntu just sort of grabs crack-of-the-day packages
> willy-nilly for core system functions.  In fact, the core packages of

Ironic that most RPM-based distros do the equivalent of exactly that, without 
a second thought.

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