Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Feb 2009 14:11 UTC
Linux With Linux traditionally coming in many, many flavours, a common call among some Linux fans - but mostly among people who actually do not use Linux - is to standardise all the various distributions, and work from a single "one-distribution-to-rule-them-all". In a recent interview, Linus Tovalds discarded the idea, stating that he thinks "it's something absolutely required!"
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Yes, BUT...
by J.R. on Wed 4th Feb 2009 15:28 UTC
J.R.
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2007-07-25

I think no one argue that there should be only one distribution...but that doesn't mean it should be 1000 of them either.

I am one of those that don't care about the amount of distros, but think they should focus more on standardization across distros. LSB is a good initiative, but it should be more adapted. Furthermore, it should cover more and have some sort of carrot for those distros that fully implement it; like browsers work hard to achieve acid-test compliance, distros (at least those who are not a specialized niche product) should work hard to be as compliant as possible to LSB.

...and the #1 focus of LSB should be a _required_ package handling framework in which all the distros can build their own special package handling on top of. My suggestion would be to include perfect support for multiple versions of same libraries ;)

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