Re: Senseless Bickering and Overpoliticization
- To: John Goerzen <email@example.com>
- Cc: Debian Development <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Senseless Bickering and Overpoliticization
- From: Aaron Van Couwenberghe <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 21:06:08 -0700
- Message-id: <19990831210608.D2668@localhost>
- Mail-followup-to: John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Debian Development <email@example.com>
- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; from John Goerzen on Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 10:05:59PM -0500
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On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 10:05:59PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> Matthew Vernon <email@example.com> writes:
> > > And most importantly,
> > > how can we get people away from wasting their time insulting others on
> > > mailing lists and instead work on the distribution?
> > I see. So you slag off dpkg-dselects' maintainers (if you read
> > debian-dpkg, you would realise that a whole bunch of bugs have been fixed
> > over the long weekend), and then complain about people insulting others?
> I challenge you to show me where I directly insulted any specific
> person. All I did was make comments about software. Correct ones. I
> am not going to sugar-coat the facts; either doing that or attacking a
> person is personalization, which I am trying to avoid.
> It's good to see bugs fixed, but the system has serious design
> problems and lacks important features that are present in the other
> major system.
I agree with you, and I know for a fact that it's being worked on.
Remember that BenC and Wichert are working on dpkgv2; check it out, the
design concept is quite intriguing.
I do believe they made an official announcement a while ago. Check back in
the archives for some pointers.
And remember, dpkg's current state is nothing anyone should be afraid to
bring up. it's simply reaching a ripe old age, and is suffering the
complications that normally follow that state. This happens to every
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