Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th May 2006 18:32 UTC, submitted by Valour
FreeBSD SoftwareInReview, well, reviews FreeBSD 6.1, and concludes: "Overall I found FreeBSD 6.1 to be another step in the right direction, and I think it's encouraging that there weren't any revolutionary base system changes in this release. Sometimes big changes are unavoidable, but historically the FreeBSD team has bungled such leaps as the switch to the ULE scheduler, the introduction of SMP, and the liberation of the base system from the big giant lock. Sometimes you have to stop and make sure that what you presently have is working properly, and it looks like now is that time for FreeBSD. I applaud their efforts with 6.1 and look forward to testing 6.2."
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RE: one nitpick
by dennis on Sun 14th May 2006 09:07 UTC
dennis
Member since:
2006-01-23

once again, having been exposed to both systems for a decade i do not understand why people think ports are such a huge deal. i would take apt/dpkg over them in almost any case. if i could make one significant improvement in freebsd it would be to adopt the debian package model. not to say ports doesn't work, its simply far less elegant than modern package management chains. and very often it breaks

Once again, no serious FreeBSD user wants apt/dpkg. Compiling software is much more flexible. Also there _are_ packages, which you can install with pkg_add -rv. So use Debian if you want to go with stupid apt-get.

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RE[2]: one nitpick
by Nyte on Sun 14th May 2006 09:41 in reply to "RE: one nitpick"
Nyte Member since:
2006-03-11

So use Debian if you want to go with stupid apt-get.

Err...mister, would you be more careful with your language? It might be regarded as an offensive remark...plus I don't think apt-get is entirely stupid. Sorry.

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RE[3]: one nitpick
by happycamper on Sun 14th May 2006 19:40 in reply to "RE[2]: one nitpick"
happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

Err...mister, would you be more careful with your language? It might be regarded as an offensive remark...plus I don't think apt-get is entirely stupid. Sorry.

nah, his language is not as bad as linus. linus always uses offensive language in his interviews.

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RE[2]: one nitpick
by Cloudy on Sun 14th May 2006 19:38 in reply to "RE: one nitpick"
Cloudy Member since:
2006-02-15

Once again, no serious FreeBSD user wants apt/dpkg.

Hi, please don't speak for me, 'k thx?

I am a serious FreeBSD user, and there are bits of apt that I happen to like better than ports.

Sometimes I'm willing to trade flexibility for convenience.

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RE[3]: one nitpick
by happycamper on Sun 14th May 2006 19:44 in reply to "RE[2]: one nitpick"
happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

I am a serious FreeBSD user, and there are bits of apt that I happen to like better than ports. Sometimes I'm willing to trade flexibility for convenience.

OMG. this person is being converted, please resist.
FreeBSD's ports is the only true path.

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