Too much choice
Posted Jan 20, 2008 12:12 UTC (Sun) by jmtapio
In reply to: Too much choice
Parent article: Fedora developers on PackageKit
I think this is a chauvinist comment. You are insisting on having
middle-men modify the software that the author wrote before you use it.
It's possible that the authors of the software know better how to
integrate it into a distribution than a volunteer packager in some cases.
While it is possible that some authors can be better at integrating than
some of the packagers, in my personal experience packagers usually are
better at integration than the original authors. I believe this is
because ultimately the authors are more interested on their own specific
software, its quality and functionality. Packagers on the other hand are
interested in making the whole system coherent. This includes stuff like
placing documentation where it is supposed to be, integrating
startup-scripts, wrappers, registering this and that to the system and so
on. All of that is usually secondary for the authors themselves.
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