Re: Bug#661565: ITP: nyancat -- Terminal-based Pop Tart Cat animation
Le Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 08:16:03PM +0000, Ben Hutchings a écrit :
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 08:25:31PM +0100, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> > * Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2012-02-28, 16:20:
> > >I've just done lots of QA work tracking down build failures while
> > >bootstrapping a new architecture, typically in pet packages that
> > >have gone largely unmaintained after a small number of uploads.
> > Out of curiosity, why are pet packages important for bootstraping a
> > new architecture?
> All build failures have to be investigated and it will take non-zero
> time to discover that such a package is not very important.
> Also, release qualification for architectures
> <http://release.debian.org/wheezy/arch_policy.html> requires building
> the vast majority of the archive (suggested borderline is 98%).
One think that strikes me when I see people with iPhones is that they have a
lot of fun with applications which purpose is to make people laugh and share a
good moment. I am not sure that this computer would have had the same success
without its application store. In Debian, we treat all packages equally and
having fun places a high burden on our infrastructure. It does not fit well
applications that are enjoyable but disposable. iPhone 5 will not be delayed
if a couple of gag programs can not upgraded. Couldn't we keep a place in our
namespace and our mirrors for such programs, in a section where best effort is
the rule ? I do understand it is not that easy; security comes to mind
immediately. But this is exactly where these application stores have their
value: they go through a filter that is operated by the maker of the operating
system, which the users trust.
Have a nice day,