Linked by Thomas Leonard on Tue 16th Jan 2007 00:32 UTC
General Development In the Free and Open Source communities we are proud of our 'bazaar' model, where anyone can join in by setting up a project and publishing their programs. Users are free to pick and choose whatever software they want... provided they're happy to compile from source, resolve dependencies manually and give up automatic security and feature updates. In this essay, I introduce 'decentralised' installation systems, such as Autopackage and Zero Install, which aim to provide these missing features.
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RE[6]: B.A.D idea
by Lambda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 16:55 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: B.A.D idea"
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See, that's where you get it wrong. Ordinary users don't want the latest and greatest, they want apps that work well.

And see, that's where you get it wrong. The latest and greatest "developer release" tends to be better than the previous version. And the latest and greatest developer release tends to lag behind the repository version.

Hell, in Ubuntu you're in this bizarro world of various degrees of instability before a real release, and then nothing else besides security updates.

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