i was surprised at first to see the sheer number of package management projects people are
working on. i guess it makes sense though; package management is one of if not /the/ most
important elements of a distribution, and each distro has their own method of handling
packages which in turn have their own unique problems, needs, and goals.
it seems we still have a long way to go in this department. luckily, it also seems we have
plenty of ideas on how we're going to get there.