[kwlug-disc] What's the best desktop distribution?
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Thu Feb 4 17:13:20 EST 2010
The fact that the current solutions do not cover all cases or all applications do not diminish their comparative value.
This branching thread started with the "killer application" statement.
I don't consider updating software a "killer application" as regular users do not care if their software is up to date as long as it does not break.
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--- On Thu, 2/4/10, john at netdirect.ca <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
> From: john at netdirect.ca <john at netdirect.ca>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] What's the best desktop distribution?
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 4:57 PM
> kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org
> wrote on 02/04/2010 02:07:46 PM:
> > Why can't somebody write code that will automatically
> > RubyGems and Drupal modules into APT's databases, so
> that running
> > apt-get upgrade will inform me (and allow me to
> upgrade) those
> > packages when there are fixes? There are already lots
> of reasonable
> > packaging systems out there. Why can't they all just
> get along?
> We need some kind of meta-package manager that is modular.
> Right now it
> would open the door for handling CPAN, Pear, Drupal and
> other modular
> applications; but in the future it would help in the
> transition to new and
> better package managers of the future.
> John Van Ostrand
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