Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 14th Sep 2002 22:44 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE From SuSE Linux 8.1 on, YaST2 comes with a new, powerful package manager. It supersedes the classic YaST2 single package selection and integrates the YaST Online Update (YOU) and post-installation add-on selection at the same time. It lays the foundation for supporting multiple installation sources like a traditional set of SuSE CDs, add-on product CDs, patch CDs, FTP servers or even local directories - all of which may contain software packages to install. Specially optimized versions were implemented for both graphical user interface (the YaST2 Qt UI) or text interface (the YaST2 NCurses UI), providing each type of user with the tool that best fits his needs. Read more for the commentary.
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RE: Criticism on versioning scheme...
by Eugenia on Sun 15th Sep 2002 06:00 UTC

>I'll ask him what version of windows he uses, 5.1.643 or 3.11.291?

You do not get it, do you?
These are version numbers made and ONLY used by Microsoft pretty much. The user does not need to know and he does NOT know about these numbers! That PROVES my point actually. The user does not need to know. All he/she needs to know is that there is a new version available! Nothing else. Your post just proved my point on how well the Microsoft and OSX way works and how screwy the Linux distribution's way is.