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Re: Kernel for Spectre and Meltdown




On Sat 03 Feb 2018 at 10:37:34 (-0500), Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
> On 2/3/18, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx <rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Saturday, February 03, 2018 02:47:43 AM Michael Fothergill wrote:
> >> On 2 February 2018 at 04:35, Andy Smith <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > Debian
> >> > already has a place to test the latest and greatest (and most
> >> > broken) versions of packages and it is not the stable release that
> >> > new users are directed at.
> >>
> >> ​Do you mean that new users on average want to install testing etc rather
> >> than stable?​
> >
> > I shouldn't profess to speak for someone else, but I think he meant just the
> >
> > opposite.  (I guess, to be fair, it could be read either way, but the
> > context
> > or something makes me favor my interpretation.)
> 
> 
> I missed this the first go-round. My interpretation of Andy's
> observation is that something cognitive about how certain pages read
> *might* accidentally point new users toward.. unstable and/or testing?

It seems people need help in parsing that sentence. Because we're all
computer-literate here, let's add gloss [] and some brackets {}:

    Debian already has a place to test the latest and
    greatest (and most broken) versions of packages
        [experimental/rc-buggy,]
    and it
        [this aforementioned place]
    is not the { stable release that new users are directed at }.

I think Andy wrote a good summary, and it's a pity if people,
accidentally or otherwise, dismiss it because they parse the last
sentence strangely.

Cheers,
David.