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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

On Jul 28, Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote:

> > Yes. This should be obvious to people who joined the project before 2000.
> It's not to me. To pick one particularly solid example, debootstrap was
> first released in Jan 2001, as a side-shoot[1] of the d-i development that
> was beginning close to the same time, and in the end debootstrap
I am not arguing that innovation completely stopped exactly at that

> revolutionised many parts of how Debian systems are built and used,
> making chroot usage the norm rather than the exception and leading to
> additional things like pbuilder, cowdancer, rpmstrap, xen-tools, and
> piuparts, which are all fairly innovative in their own rights.
Nice list of development tools again (except xen-tools which is a
sysadmin tool). Maybe there *is* a pattern.


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