[kwlug-disc] the intertoobz never forget

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Sat Oct 10 00:02:27 EDT 2009


On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 11:32:59PM -0400, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> Do you mean that making and maintaining changes in isolation is 
> expensive, but making changes, contributing them back and then having 
> the community maintain the changes is less expensive? 

Yes.  Especially with the faster moving projects.  There's a tendency
for bit rot to occur to lonely patches.

And always going back to the source code to include your own changes
eliminates some of the advantage of using a distribution.

- Chris


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