Re: Debian take on UnitedLinux?
On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 12:21:37PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> Unfortunately, if I wanted a "hamburger" in Minnesota in February,
> you wouldn't fire up your grill.
Um, speak for yourself. Grilling is a year-round thing for some up us
Minnesotan's! Neither rain nor sleet nor snow shall keep us from our appointed
burger filpping... :-)
> Fortunately, with tasksel, debian isn't _that_ much of a roll-
> your-own distro, like Rock & Gentoo are.
Yeah, and gentoo has no concept of "stable", and updates just are not tested
well enough. Tried it, moved to debian.
> I'd give woody to a power user to install on his own machine
> _sooner_ than I'd give him an RPM-based distro because of the
> RPM Hell that he _will_ descend into when he tries to upgrade
> something complex.
You mean something like the current version of Enlightenment? Been there,
felt the burning embers of hell. RPM just doesn't cut it.
Unfortunately, these decisions won't be made from a technological point of
view. It's gonna be a "compete with redhat by being similar" thing. Too bad.
If the current customer base of the united linux members and corporate
supporters (IBM / HPac, etc.) were to lobby, THAT might make a difference.
Although letters of "This is why I dumped you and went to debian" might help
While I can understand the "who cares what they do" attitude, it is helpful to
have increased corporate sponsership. They have resources and mindshare.
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