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Re: Why Ubuntu is different, was: Minutes of an Ubuntu-Debian discussion that happened at Debconf

madcoder@debian.org wrote:

>it is legitimate and legal and all what you want. but it also makes the 
>cooperation between the two distribution a lot harder:
> * take the not so recent example of Xorg6.9. Ubuntu decided to switch
>   to Xorg way sooner than debian. good for'em. as a result, you
>   couldn't even build an ubuntu package on debian, because it lacked
>   the necessary build-depends.
> * ubuntu having python2.4 by default since 1year+ also causes problems
>   in that sense (even if one could argue that nothing really prevented
>   debian to switch earlier)...
>and I guess there will still be numerous examples of that kind in the 

Two great examples showing how Debian development has been lagging.
You cannot blame Ubuntu because Debian sucks.


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