[nSLUG] Upgrade tools, or... (choosing a new distribution)

Jonathan Anderson jonathan.anderson at ieee.org
Tue Sep 11 11:00:15 ADT 2007

That's a very good point.

Ubuntu syncs its packages with Debian every six months, and my understanding 
is that they work closely with (and some are) DDs (Debian Developers). A lot 
of Ubuntu fixes end up in Debian by the next Ubuntu release, so I have lots 
of reasons to believe that Debian's package policies are [mostly] enforced in 


* There are probably some exceptions related to DFSG vs. binary drivers, but
  that's another discussion.

On September 11, 2007, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 10:46:13 -0230
> Jonathan Anderson <jonathan.anderson at ieee.org> wrote:
> > Debian or a Debian-based distro.
> Not "or [any] Debian-based distro".  But Kubuntu is not a bad choice
> because from what I understand, Ubuntu continues in the same tradition as
> Debian in upholding Debian Policy to ensure the quality of their packages. 
> I can't say the same of any other Debian derivative (which is not to say
> they don't exist -- but it is certainly something you'll want to look into
> if you use any of them.)
> Ben
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