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