Re: FreeBSD-like approach for Debian? [was: Re: Deficiencies in Debian]
On Tue, Sep 14, 1999 at 11:43:02AM -0700, Daryl Williams wrote:
> >What advantages would those be? I am curious.
> i believe the major advantage in making a distinction between a
> base operating system and the applications it supports lies mostly
> in the modular design of such a system. much has been written about
> modular design, but essentially it allows for parts of a system to
> be easily added, deleted, or moved with minimum impact or
> dependencies, allowing for the greatest flexibility.
Debian currently does this better than anyone else, IMO. Better than
Redhat, better than FreeBSD. Not to say there isn't room for
improvement, but I don't see how seperating things out is going to
Personally, what I like about FreeBSD is the 3 fork release structure,
with 'stable' being ultra-stable, a bit out of date, and only updated
for security reasons, '????' being sort of the middle ground -
relatively up to date, but not bleeding edge, and 'current', where all
development happens - both user space and kernel.
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