Re: A lot of choice is not always good
Well, I think that variety is good. What we need is perhaps a guide to
merits and demerits of each option explained in simple terms, and poping up
each time you try to install one of the options, say, using dselect or some
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr Nick Jacobs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Gary Turner" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2002 1:06 AM
Subject: Re: A lot of choice is not always good
> --- Gary Turner <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 11 Aug 2002 13:35:57 -0700 (PDT), Dr Nick Jacobs
> > wrote:
> (about the 10 different ftp servers in Woody)
> > You may want to give this a bit more thought. Is this
> > "unnecessary
> > duplication of functionality" like sports cars, sedans,
> > limos, big
> > trucks, little trucks, dinghies, ultra large oil
> > carriers, bicycles, and
> > busses? They all carry a payload from here to there.
> > Some folks might
> > argue that there is a duplication of functionality here.
> > I wouldn't.
> The comparison is not valid, because the wide range
> of vehicles on the market offer different tradeoffs
> among price, performance, comfort, compactness,
> and capacity. There is much less variation in
> what an ftp daemon can provide. My original message
> made clear that I think there may be room for more
> than one. But there are 10. TEN. I'm saying that
> somebody could enhance the value of Debian by
> figuring out which 5 could be eliminated from
> the distro.
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