Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 23:26 UTC
Windows Ever since the successful development and launch of Windows 7, Microsoft has become ever tighter-lipped about Windows development. Sure, it dropped the bomb about releasing Windows 8 for ARM, but that's it. Nothing on features or timetables (other than 'three years after Windows 7'). Well, the usually well-connected (inside Microsoft, that is) Mary-Jo Foley now claims to have a legit development roadmap - and it seems everything is on track for a Windows 8 beta in September 2011.
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RE[3]: I'll go out on a limb...
by Valhalla on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 15:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'll go out on a limb..."
Valhalla
Member since:
2006-01-24

Did not work well with programs you had installed on your own...then again, neither does any current package management system for Linux/BSD.

Kinda obvious, since the package manager has no knowledge of programs 'installed' manually.

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present_arms Member since:
2005-07-09

yeah it does, it's listed under local in synaptic ;) only for deb / rpm installs (Ubuntu, Pclinuxos)

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Depends on how you installed it. If you built from source, the package manager still won't know anything about it.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Did not work well with programs you had installed on your own...then again, neither does any current package management system for Linux/BSD.
Kinda obvious, since the package manager has no knowledge of programs 'installed' manually. "

It is a bit off-topic, but ... on Arch Linux the build system (ABS) makes installable packages from the source code, and then one installs the resulting packages using the package manager (pacman), so that the package manger is fully aware of the packages, and so they can easily be un-installed.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The OpenBSD ports system does this as well. Builds a openbsd pkg and then installs it. Allows me to install Java on multiple machines without having to do multiple rebuilds.

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