Too much choice
Posted Jan 26, 2008 11:46 UTC (Sat) by talex
In reply to: Too much choice
Parent article: Fedora developers on PackageKit
All the problems you listed also apply to centralised systems. e.g. if I create a .deb for Ubuntu that depends on other Ubuntu packages, what stops Ubuntu from updating their packages and causing exactly the same problems?
"You need to ship and support every (broken) version of a dependency someone has ever used as ISVs don't upgrade their dependencies unless they really, really have to,"
I'd say this problem only applies to centralised systems. e.g. I might need to ship a fixed libpng with my Ubuntu package, but not with my Fedora package. In a decentralised system, I'd just link against the known-good Fedora version for both.
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