The future of distributions?
Posted Dec 23, 2004 13:42 UTC (Thu) by alex
In reply to: Debian... not too worried
Parent article: Distributions in 2004
Sure, however I'm not sure if the current model of distributions is the best way to get what we want (upto date features with core system stability). Ideally I would like a distribution that maintained a stable core but I ran the latest of a particular packages stable series, preferably direct from the package source. Of course that does require a shift in the way upstream packages maintain their stable series - more like Debians policy of only fixing the security hole rather than upping everyone to the next stable version.
Of course it isn't an ideal world, look as the OpenSSH changes for privilage separation for an example of the conflicting requirments between upstream mainatainers and distributions.
There is still plenty of space for innovation in the way distributions are designed and managed. I wonder if we will see any on 2005?
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