Linked by Andrew Youll on Tue 19th Jul 2005 15:57 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews PC-BSD 0.7.8 has been released and I also recently conducted an interview with PC-BSD Project leader Kris Moore.
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Upgrade by security patch.
by on Wed 20th Jul 2005 08:45 UTC

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Firs off all, for average users (not por advanced or power users) the pc-bsd aproach is the best, without any doubts.

From this point, pc-bsd or better said: people who package their software to be used with pc-bsd (as pc-bsd should be only the base system) have to care about security, the same as in windows world.

A possible way could be that applications in pbi has is our dynamic libs, and yes we will have a lot of zlib dynamic libs in our HD. If is there a security problem with this lib you can download ONLY the security patch for this app that will replace her lib, not the whole app.

Only a suggestion.

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RE: Upgrade by security patch.
by jziegler on Wed 20th Jul 2005 09:17 in reply to "Upgrade by security patch."
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2005-07-14

If is there a security problem with this lib you can download ONLY the security patch for this app that will replace her lib, not the whole app.
Fair suggestion. Still, you have to download it for each app you have installed. And you would have two types of packages - complete app, security update. If you can explain this to the users, why not "click these two buttons to receive all security updates". And if you can explain that to the users -- the same can be done today in e.g. synaptic.

the pc-bsd aproach is the best, without any doubts.
Care to explain? I don't want to flame on this? I'm honestly curious, why people are claiming this. I have not heard any arguments except of "people are used to this from windows". Which is an argument, but I'd be more interested in more technical ones.

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