[lug] Linux for Dad

David L. Anselmi anselmi at anselmi.us
Sun Aug 17 11:46:25 MDT 2008

John Dollison wrote:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foresight_Linux

"All packages are updated in a rolling release style, i.e. as updates 
are released upstream, or packagers get to them. Packages move between 
three branches of the foresight repositories, originating usually at the 
development branch or in the personal repositories of packagers, after 
which they are promoted to the qa (Quality Assurance) branch, and 
finally to the stable branch, intended for users. Snapshots are taken 
every few months, and new ISO images are produced."

This is what I do with Debian.  I think it's superior to the traditional 
way commercial OSs do upgrades.  But I guess we have to wait for the 
current generation of sysadmins to die off before companies figure out 
how to take advantage of it.


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