Mon Apr 25 17:19:43 NZST 2005
On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 02:55:18PM +1200, Oliver Jones wrote:
> RedHat has historically gone with the thinking, more packages == more
> work, more debugging, and slower releases. Therefore lets create less
> packages and do it faster. Just look a the glacial pace of development
> in the Debian world for proof.
You mean the glacial pace of the release of stable. I do agree that the
next stable release is long over due, every 12-18 months would be great.
Hopefully the newly appointed DPL makes a difference.
Testing is fairly up to date, and works well. (Yes, I understand the
> I personally am perfectly happy to install a bunch of extra packages,
> when necessary, to get things to work. Especially now when we have
> groovy tools like apt and yum to solve and download all the dependencies
> for us.
I'm not, the distro's core package management should take care of this.
Debian and Gentoo both do (though I'm not a fan of waiting for things
> So stop bitching and actually give Fedora/RedHat (or any other RedHat
> derived distro) a try.
Bitching? I'll get round to it in time, I just don't have the need to
yet as I'm very happy with my distro of choice ;) I'll probably give
ArchLinux a go when I next feel inclined to tinker.
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