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Re: Componentized linux?

On Mon, 2004-03-01 at 11:26, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004, [iso-8859-2] Ond?ej Surý wrote:
> > have you read about progeny proposal[1,2] on componentized linux
> > distributions?  How do you feel about switching to this approach after
> > sarge?  I think it would speed up releases of Debian if we split distro
> > into components (say: base, x-windows, gnome, kde, apache and so on...)
> If I understand this proposal right you are asking for Custom Debian
> Distributions.  They only suffer from the documentation that they
> exist and thus I could only provide a link to a description which is
> currently work in progress but might answer your question
>       http://people.debian.org/~tille/debian-med/talks/paper-cdd/debian-cdd.html/

I think this goes farther then CDD, that proposal is about making base
distribution smaller and making releases in each areas dependant only on
"base" debian (lsb-1.3 in progeny).  For example if I have desktop with
XF86 4.3 and gnome, then I don't care how much RC bugs has apache or
postfix.  And when upstream makes new stable release of gnome 2.6 I
don't have to wait for release of debian as whole, but only for new
release of component 'gnome'.

On other side, if I have server with mail services then I don't really
care which version of gnome is in stable and how many bugs it has, but I
do care if I had to wait several years for new release of Debian to have
new release of my favourite MTA.

I think that something like http://www.backports.org/ is more accurate
to this.

Ondřej Surý <ondrej@sury.org>

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