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Re: What can Debian do to provide complex applications to its users?

Holger Levsen, on ven. 16 févr. 2018 17:25:06 +0000, wrote:
> > Or we could try to embrace the multiple-library-versions-in-the-same-root
> > issue like distributions such as NixOS and Guix do. 
> you can use their package managers, and thus these features, on Debian
> today. there's also docker containers and other options if you want to
> use bundled "stuff".

Which is where Debian (and other distributions which care about
freeness, security, etc.) has lost relevance for these use cases. And I
see a lot of growth in the use of this stuff, to the point that I wonder
who will still care about the underlying distributions: will young
developers really care about the ground?

I see more and more READMEs on github telling to just use pip install or
such, the host distribution is basically only used to provide a python
interpreter and/or container host.


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