Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 00:30 UTC
Linux A next-generation package manager called Nix provides a simple distribution-independent method for deploying a binary or source package on different flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Fedora, and Red Hat. Even better, Nix does not interfere with existing package managers. Unlike existing package managers, Nix allows different versions of software to live side by side, and permits sane rollbacks of software upgrades.
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by WorknMan on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 04:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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What a load, this is not about being closed or open,or to use apt this or yum that, it is about making a freaking standar already, so I make one package that I know it will work for any distro for any version.

They are all good to work together in polytic issues like drm, patents and Open document but for the issues that matter they are still pre-school in organization, no, I think pre-school children can be even more organized.

How right you are. I keep hoping that maybe one day, people who keep denying that a buttload of distros/package managers re-inventing the wheel and duplicating each others' work is not a problem, will finally attain enlightenment.

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