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Re: RFS: opencpn

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 10:45 PM, Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net> wrote:

> Hmm, it's very, very rare that I find myself disagreeing with Paul
> Wise[0]

Hmm, whats [0]?

> but I think that the cross-platformness of a package /
> library / toolset might actually be relevant if one looks at Debian not
> merely as an OS, and not even as a wonderful software repository to go
> with that OS, but also as a just as wonderful software repository for
> pieces that one may pick, choose and use in all sorts of projects -
> including some projects that might (for a multitude of various reasons)
> have to be deployed on other OS's.  Sometimes during the initial
> architectural and technical design of a project it might be useful to
> know what tools are available and which of them might also be available
> in a broader target base.

Hmm, interesting point. I guess I never thought of Debian like that.
Thanks for your thoughts. I'm now immediately thinking of
UpstreamMetadata, people's distaste for YAML and my subsequent idea to
split up the Packages files better.



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