Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jul 2007 00:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Ubuntu Live conference began yesterday in Portland Oregon with Mark Shuttleworth's keynote presentation. Shuttleworth, the Ubuntu project's charismatic leader, discussed a wide variety of topics relating to Canonical's business prospects and the future of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.
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RE[11]: release synchronization
by zsitvaij on Tue 24th Jul 2007 23:09 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: release synchronization"
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"In other words, the same old "I'm using Gentoo/$FAVORITE_DISTRO and fsck everybody who uses something else" elitism."


It's "there's a solution out there for people bothered by this already" elitism.

(Firefox 2.0) != (Firefox 1.5 + security fixes)


See above.

"FooBarBaz 2.1 supports the new webcam that she bought, while 1.4 does not. So yes, not being able to upgrade right now *will* break the deal.
Or, a more realistic example: Firefox 2.0 supports www.example.com while 1.5 has rendering bugs which prevents www.example.com from being rendered correctly. Grandma is an avid example.com visitor, and not being able to upgrade to Firefox 2.0 is a huge deal for her."


But then, you're not upgrading a distribution as you originally stated, are you? Because if that version does not meet her needs, it won't get installed, period. The newer $distro will, if it does. At no point does a needed update enter the situation. A newer WhatEver might provide more features, sure, but to even install a distro presupposes that it meets all requirements. You're arguing for a situation that will never reach that state.

"What does autopackage have to do with this? I didn't mention autopackage because it's not the topic. Now you're just finding an excuse to use personal attacks on me. What a poor way to have a discussion."


Pointing out you have a vested interest in the topic is a personal attack? Heh. Cute.

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