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asked Jul 18, 2019 in Hardware Integration / Remote Control by jensrder (470 points)
There are many possible linux distributions, studio one could be released for. Please keep in mind that Deeping, Ubuntu etc. are all based on Debian unstable, that is not a production plattform. I think it would be wise to release it for Debian stable, a fully professional production system with long time support for more than 6 years. Although Debian stable has sometimes a bit outdated software and libraries for the sake of stability, it is still to be preferrred.

If you compile studio one and need newer libraries, a good solution is to link them statically, so that your software runs basically on all linux boxes.

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answered Jul 18, 2019 by matthewritenburg (9,750 points)

Please keep in mind that Deeping, Ubuntu etc. are all based on Debian unstable, that is not a production plattform. I think it would be wise to release it for Debian stable, a fully professional production system with long time support for more than 6 years

Just because a distribution is based on Debian Unstable it does not mean the distribution itself is unstable.  Debian Stable is also derived from Debian Unstable.  There is no reason a down-steam distribution based on Debian Unstable cannot be a polished, stable operating system.  Debian Stable is an example of a down-stream distribution that takes Debian Unstable and finalizes it into a stable production release.  Ubuntu LTS is another example of a distribution based on Debian Unstable. Ubuntu LTS releases are stable and polished operating systems.  From the Ubuntu site:

Ubuntu develops and maintains a cross-platform, open-source operating system based on Debian, with a focus on release quality, enterprise security updates and leadership in key platform capabilities for integration, security and usability. Ubuntu milestone releases are made every six months, Long Term Support releases are made every two years. Enterprise maintenance and support are guaranteed by Canonical for five years with optional Extended Security Maintenance available to Canonical customers. Canonical also provides commercial support for Ubuntu deployments across the desktop, the server and the cloud.

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answered Sep 5, 2019 by jensrder (470 points)
To Matthew Ritenburg: I have run Debian unstable, testing, stable, Ubuntu, SuSE, FreeBSD. The software bugs I experienced in Debian unstable, causing some programs to not being able to use, I saw the same in Ubuntu. There was no fix in their distribution release. I was not surprized. You can use Debian testing for more recent but stable software. Most will work in in Debian unstable, but on a production site, I cannot recommend it, hence Ubuntu. I mean these are old debates, the one loves the one over the other. However, when it comes to production, the conservative site is always advisable. No one wants surprises or a too frequently upgrading system and just requires security updates.
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