Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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RE[6]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by ze_jerkface on Tue 27th Nov 2012 09:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
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2012-06-22

I have to disagree, I personally haven't had a single problem working on lamp projects across multiple distros (PHP's own version specific breakages aside).


LOL just ignoring PHP breaks when PHP constitutes the vast majority of plug-ins, modules and third party LAMP software like webmail and DALs. So when working with LAMP projects one only needs to avoid anything written in PHP to avoid breaks? Wow, thanks Captain. Great, everyone go write your own frameworks and plugins from scratch. Try not to build major PHP and MySQL dependencies this time.



Is there actually something specific that's been giving you trouble? If so, maybe we can help? If not, then what exactly is your evidence that LAMP is dependent upon RH/CENT?


Going to go with the patronizing attitude, eh?

Linux fans really have a hard time with criticism and that is a major understatement.

I never said LAMP is dependent on CENT/Red Hat. I said that using anything but CENT/RHEL for LAMP increases your risk of conflict. Running software on an unsupported system increases your risk of conflict. CENT/RHEL is more likely to be supported than any other distro when it comes to third party LAMP software. Ergo....


Just because a LAMP package isn't supported on X doesn't mean it can't run on X.


How many times do I have to repeat myself? I have never denied that but this is what can happen:

You: Hi I think I found a bug in your software that is causing me problems.
Them: Which OS are you using?
You: Not one that is supported.
Them: Goodbye.

But I'd hope that anyone who chooses to use distro X is familiar with how to manage X packages. If that's too much to ask, then you are really setting the bar low.


It's more complicated than a package management problem. Most websites are on shared/managed systems and this is why there is so much third party LAMP software that is delivered directly from developers as plug-ins or modules and built against bleeding edge / common environments. Everyone is basically on a mindless treadmill.

Well, alot of independent developers (particularly web developers) have a job precisely because the open source code clients want to use is *unsupported* and they want *us* to support it. Not to overstate it, but I hope we can agree there's a bit of truth to this?


I agree that there are economic opportunities for unsupported custom solutions. But for LAMP those custom solutions are built on standard base.

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