Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Oct 2010 22:29 UTC, submitted by Daniel Gerzo
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RE: Comment by dnebdal
by Laurence on Thu 28th Oct 2010 12:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by dnebdal"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

The PBI system is interesting - if I recall this correctly, each PBI is meant to be a complete self-contained install of a program, containing all the dependencies. It wastes some space, but makes the system very simple to work with.

Interesting.

With how cheap disk space is these days, I can see the logic in what they're doing.

Speculating for a moment: I wouldn't be suprised if some of the additional disk space could be recovered via ZFS deduping.

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RE[2]: Comment by dnebdal
by danieldk on Thu 28th Oct 2010 15:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by dnebdal"
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2005-11-18

It is a trade-off. Disk space is not so much of an issue. But if some commonly-used library contains a security vulnerability, lots of PBIs need upgrading. I am not sure if the average desktop user cares. And it's certainly not a step back from OS X application bundles, or Windows' "lets include all DLLs with the application to be sure"*.

* Not meant as a critique, I do this as well.

Edited 2010-10-28 15:21 UTC

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