Please watch your quoting!hommar wrote:I think good idea for make two official distroCarlRJ wrote:I have half a dozen Pi's running 24/7. For some of them, running stable is more important than having the latest versions of software, and others are more experimental and I very much would like the latest versions of at least a few things (especially useful for making scripts work cross platform).
First distro can used for long-running servers (and desktop too). It based on Debian, and work on RPI1+
Second distro can used for desktop with last soft (and more experimental servers). It based on Ubuntu, and work RPI2+ (compile for arm7 for faster)
A similar idea is used on RedHat/Fedora
RedHat/Fedora is a business. They have money and people to support that business model.
Raspbian was started by a couple of independent people who thought it might be a good idea. I'm not sure, but I think the Foundation may be supporting/funding them at least in part now.
If you are running a Pi 2 or Pi 3 you can use the Debian backports. Just be sure to keep the raspberrypi.org entries or you won't be getting the latest kernel and bootcode updates.