albfneto wrote:stability: never a rolling release Distro can be more stable than for example, debian or slackware with old packages. Rolling Release philosophy priorizes novelty, not stability...
Not necessarily. For example, Gentoo Stable (e.g. x86 arch and amd64 arch) is a stable rolling-release distribution. Only packages that are officially declared stable by the distribution's package developers after substantial testing are added to the repository of the Stable branch, unlike the Unstable/Testing branch (e.g. ~x86 arch and ~amd64 arch) where packages that are not fully tested and not declared stable officially are also included in the repository. Of course, the packages in the Unstable/Testing branch tend to be later versions than those in the Stable branch. For example, Gentoo Stable still uses GRUB Legacy whereas Gentoo Unstable/Testing includes GRUB 2. Gentoo Stable branch priorities stability, not novelty.
I am using Gentoo Unstable/Testing on my main laptop, and am prepared for something to break after I upgrade one or more packages, whereas on another of my laptops I am using Gentoo Stable and do not expect anything to break after I upgrade one or more packages.
SL, which is often referred to as 'stable', is based on Gentoo Unstable/Testing branch and so cannot guarantee stability, although, as with Gentoo Unstable/Testing, an upgrade is often without problems. But 'Stable' with an upper case 'S' and 'stable' with a lower case 's' are not the same thing.