Author Topic: Sparky Versions Confusion  (Read 192 times)

Offline jimdunn

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Sparky Versions Confusion
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:39:24 pm »
Hey, I thought I understood the "Sparky Linux Versions"... that if there was an "STB" in the filename, then it was "STABLE", otherwise it was "TESTING".

But, 4.7 has come out, listed on the "Stable" download page, but no STB in the filenames.

HELP??  : )

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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 07:24:33 pm »
As I understand it - and I could be wrong - the 4.x series is Stable and the 5.x series is Testing.
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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 09:58:48 pm »
^Yes.  :)
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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 11:27:40 pm »
It is pointless to add the "STB" suffix to the iso images.
The download page direct you to a right version.

Anyway, the 4.x is the stable line, but the rolling/testing 5 will change its name to 5-YYYY.MM.DD as it is a snapshot of Debian and Sparky repos.
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Offline jimdunn

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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 12:08:16 am »
Ah, ok... so can I assume that "even numbers" will be "STABLE" and odd numbers will be TESTING ???

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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 01:42:28 pm »
Hi jimdunn. You are overcomplicating things. Sparky 4.x is based on Debian stable, a.k.a "Stretch. Sparky 5.x is based on Debian testing, a.k.a "Buster" and stable to be. Read more here;

https://www.debian.org/releases/
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