Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jul 2009 21:38 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes It's time for another "OSNews asks" item. This time, I want to focus on something that I've been wanting to talk about with you all before, but never found the time for. The question is simple: which feature(s) from other operating systems would you like to see in your own main operating system?
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by phoenix on Thu 16th Jul 2009 15:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
phoenix
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What I do miss from OS X is a unified package manager. The problems are not just in updating applications; Gentoo's portage and FreeBSD's ports collection are a great way for me to keep all the libraries I'm working with up to date. Right now I have to rely on a bunch of scripts I've hacked by myself to download the latest versions and compile them, which feels rather shaky and requires some intervention from me.


Are you manually compiling Unix apps? Or open-source OS X apps?

There's a couple of different ports tree available for MacOS X (fink, macports, I think darwinports, pkgsrc). Why aren't you using those?

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