Re: portability as a goal for debian?
On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 09:15:27AM +1100, Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> spake forth:
> If you had a Debian system where tar, make etc were not the GNU
> versions, would it really be Debian? It certainly wouldn't be
> Debian GNU.
> Portability is good, but I don't see any benefit in attempting
> to be portable to non-GNU systems. Debian is a GNU system;
> if you take the GNU out, it's not Debian.
I fully agree here, but...
> IMHO the whole concept of Debian/*BSD is flawed, because it's
> based on the assumption than the *BSD kernel is better than
> the Linux kernel, and I don't see any proof of that.
I think the concept of Debian/*BSD is fine. It's based on the assumption
that some people might prefer another kernel, irrespective of flamewars and
chest-thumping and attempts to prove technical superiority. Choice is good,
or so say the doctrines of free software :).
Mike Markley <email@example.com>
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There are always alternatives.
- Spock, "The Galileo Seven", stardate 2822.3