• Laser@feddit.de
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    2 months ago

    Is there a good reason to use point releases on NixOS? I always used unstable and the support is less than a year for releases anyways. It’s a nice sprint to get all components in a polished state, but then again unstable hasn’t really disappointed in that regard either.

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      2 months ago

      As always, stable releases are about how frequently breaking changes are introduced. If breaking changes potentially happening every day is fine for you, you can use unstable. For many use-cases however, you want some agency over when exactly breaking changes are introduced as point releases a la NixOS provide you with a 1 month window to migrate for each release.