Linked by fran on Sun 20th Mar 2011 20:03 UTC
Debian and its clones "Debian is the 'mother' distro to many 'children' derivative distros, including Ubuntu. Sometimes those derivatives give back to the upstream, but it's not always easy. A new effort called DEX is aiming to improve how derivative bits are merged upstream."
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Interesting
by BluenoseJake on Sun 20th Mar 2011 20:17 UTC
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2005-08-11

this could go 3 ways, either work out really well, have no effect, or turn Debian into an Ubuntu clone.

I hope it's one of the first two.

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RE: Interesting
by stabbyjones on Sun 20th Mar 2011 21:32 in reply to "Interesting"
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2008-04-15

At worst Debian will get some patches then the fights will start.

At best Ubuntu will use more unmodified Debian packages which will hopefully make both distro's better.

With the derivatives desk and DEX teams it's at least a step in the right direction.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by bitwelder on Mon 21st Mar 2011 08:10 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2010-04-27

..."DEX is all about action: merging patches, fixing bugs, crunching data, whatever is necessary to get changes from derivatives into Debian proper," Ubuntu CTO Matt Zimmerman wrote...

Hmmm... something tells me that the worst option is likely to happen. Unfortunately.

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RE: Interesting
by marblesbot on Mon 21st Mar 2011 01:16 in reply to "Interesting"
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2009-12-25

I don't see Debian ever becoming an Ubuntu clone. This DEX sounded good when I started reading, but by the time I was finished I came to the conclusion that this will not change anything at all.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by gfolkert on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 19:21 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2008-12-15

Its really no worse than getting "upstream" to accept Debian's Way of thinking and policy from the DFSG.

I think Debian will carry on, with or without DEX/Ubuntu and take the pieces it sees that are beneficial to Debian. *JUST* like the way it is now.

The only thing I can really see this doing is getting the hollering out of the way more quickly.

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