Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jul 2013 15:58 UTC, submitted by laffer1
BSD and Darwin derivatives MidnightBSD 0.4-RELEASE hit FTP servers today and the new version includes a custom package management tool, "mport", that was developed with sqlite3 and libarchive. The packing list and all metadata is stored in SQL and a tool is provided to query the package database directly. This allows scripts and third party tools to easily integrate with the package system.
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RE[2]: Commercial vs Free?
by uridium on Tue 9th Jul 2013 01:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Commercial vs Free?"
uridium
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2009-08-20

Y'know, your comments do strike a cord with me, especially the wanting to work with free software. I went through Tafe (College here in .au) and Uni in the early 90's when we were exposed to a mix of commercial systems at these institutions and some of the proto-form Free systems. The difference then was huge in that the commercial software tended to be better documented, currently documented definitely more stable where as the free software you were a lot more tolerant of the inconsistencies, outright strange behavior etc. 20 years later, the commercial systems are in decline, the free systems are in the majority and the quality, chaos and reliability is still about where it was. The way I measure this is the amount of time spent fluffing around with commercial systems (VMS, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris) vs Free ones .. Linux being a prime candidate, BSD to a lesser extent (I'm quite fond of NetBSD and TheoLinux). The free OS's always end up taking a great proportion of time compared to the commercial stuff.

Anyway.. just a pet peeve and a constant in my life for 15-20 years. For me, I find it quite disappointing.

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