From DebianPlanet: “Here is a talk that I gave last Tuesday at the Free Software Symphosium in Tokyo. It gives a brief overview about Debian, goes a bit into packaging, discusses core elements. Very superficial stuff not for hardcore people. Also does some graphs on the statistics for maintainers, packages, arches over time and tries to extrapolate the future development from those. Brief intro to source based distributions. Then concludes with an advertisement how my new package manger, uPM could solve some issues.”
Debian GNU/Linux: The Past, the Present and the Future
2002-10-25 Debian 7 Comments
Debian has the best package system around.
Why do we need another one?
How about read the paper he wrote, which outlines 7 reasons why there needs to be a new one.
Yes, there are many packages, but the versions of the (IMHO) most important two package (the gcc and the KDE)seems a little bit outdated.
yes i must agree…. even in deb unstable the compiler is gcc 2.95.4 when all the other major distros (RH, Mdrake, SUSE, gentoo, ect) are gcc 3.2
The default compiler is gcc 2.95, but 3.2 is available in unstable, just as 3.0.x and 3.1 were. It’s been in Debian since a day or two after it was released by GNU, and roughly half of my sid/unstable system has been recompiled/rebuilt/repackaged myself using 3.2
Not unstable, but because the gcc 2.9.x ABI (Application Binary Interface) not compatible with 3.2, you cannot use binary-only distributed dynamic libraries (like flash plugin). And when hamm will be stable the most of the binary libs will not be available with 2.9.5 ABI.
I don´t want recompile my linux distro myself.