Re: [LAU] Upgrading (was Re: Ardour and xrun markers)

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To: Peder Hedlund <peder@...>
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Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 9:23 am

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 02:17:53PM +0100, Peder Hedlund wrote:

I absolutely hate upgrading and I do it as infrequently as possible. I am a Debian user through and through :-)

I don't just value stability and reliability, I worship it. I demand it. I will not endanger it except under extreme circumstances or duress (usually once every few years, some series of circumstances conspires to force me to upgrade).

When I get up on stage, I want to know that what worked yesterday, or last week, or last month, or last year, will work EXACTLY the same way now as it did then. I do not want to have to worry if some "rolling release" incompatibility broke something I'm going to need in the middle of a song while people are looking at me. So distros that update often or do rolling releases are not for me.

Yes, I know about regression testing, but I don't want to have to waste time on regression testing, chasing that treadmill all the time. I do it once every few years as necessary, and that's plenty good for me thanks.

This is one of the things I love most about Linux. In the commercial world, there was always some corporation or marketing scam forcing me to upgrade something and introduce instability. I hated that. Now, I can dig my heels in and stick with what works once I get it working.

I understand there are people who actually enjoy chasing the latest version of stuff, or breaking their system so as to have fun fixing it, but I am decidedly not one of those people.

A friend once described me as "technologically Amish". It fits.

-ken
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[LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, lanas, (Mon Jan 3, 10:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Tue Jan 4, 11:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, lanas, (Wed Jan 5, 12:40 am)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Wed Jan 5, 11:34 am)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, lanas, (Wed Jan 5, 12:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Ng Oon-Ee, (Wed Jan 5, 3:25 pm)
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Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Fabio, (Wed Jan 5, 2:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, , (Wed Jan 5, 11:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, lanas, (Wed Jan 5, 12:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Fabio, (Wed Jan 5, 11:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Arnold Krille, (Wed Jan 5, 1:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Paul Davis, (Tue Jan 4, 12:46 am)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, lanas, (Tue Jan 4, 1:16 am)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Tue Jan 4, 11:28 pm)
[LAU] Upgrading (was Re: Ardour and xrun markers), Peder Hedlund, (Tue Jan 4, 1:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] Upgrading (was Re: Ardour and xrun markers), Ken Restivo, (Wed Jan 5, 9:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Upgrading (was Re: Ardour and xrun markers), Josh Lawrence, (Fri Jan 7, 7:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] Upgrading (was Re: Ardour and xrun markers), Raffaele Morelli, (Wed Jan 5, 12:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] Upgrading (was Re: Ardour and xrun markers), Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Wed Jan 5, 11:27 am)
Re: [LAU] Upgrading (was Re: Ardour and xrun markers), Arnold Krille, (Tue Jan 4, 3:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] Upgrading (was Re: Ardour and xrun markers), Arnold Krille, (Tue Jan 4, 6:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Hartmut Noack, (Tue Jan 4, 8:47 am)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Orcan Ogetbil, (Tue Jan 4, 2:01 am)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, , (Tue Jan 4, 1:54 am)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, Harry Van Haaren, (Mon Jan 3, 10:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] Ardour and xrun markers, lanas, (Tue Jan 4, 1:19 am)