Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 20th Oct 2002 17:14 UTC
Debian and its clones "This is a critical review of Debian 3.0, but I want to say right from the start that I'm not trying to bait anyone. However I feel that reviewers often root for Debian as the open-source underdog, and give it marks which it doesn't deserve. If RedHat 8.0 came out with installation software like Debian 3.0 it would be savaged. I think it's time for an honest review, to spur the Debian developers into making the best possible distribution. I really want Debian to succeed. I want to use it daily, and recommend it to my friends. But I can't do that right now and I think it's important people understand why." Read the review and its (already long) discussion at DebianPlanet.
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RE: RE: I don't even have to read the article
by trakal on Sun 20th Oct 2002 19:12 UTC

Eugenia wrote:
"what *new advancements* made to Debian the last 2-3 years that makes it able to compete or even blow-out other OS/distos? Are there any? If yes, which one?"

Within just 2 or 3 years? All i can think of is apt-build, which acts like cast and sorcery (from sourcemage) by downloading the source, building app, and installing the app. Also there's a apt-build -world (or something like that), which rebuilds all of the packages.

Though it's a testing and unstable package and there's still some bugs (at least in the testing package. a new version of it came out in the unstable and i haven't tried it)