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Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
I don't know one way or another... so I'm not going to assume they don't... as long as you don't assume they do.
LPC: Fitting into the kernel ecosystem
Posted Sep 19, 2008 5:50 UTC (Fri) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
Ubuntu works just fine as a development system - it's basically Debian with a nice UI and more polish, so lots of development tools are just an apt-get away.
Posted Sep 19, 2008 14:46 UTC (Fri) by bboissin (subscriber, #29506)
I would really prefer if ubuntu did less hacks to "fix" stuff, but instead worked with upstream to find the proper fix. I know it's harder and it takes more time but it benefits more people (and there are less chances for the fix to create a regression).
Posted Sep 19, 2008 21:18 UTC (Fri) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Sep 19, 2008 23:22 UTC (Fri) by jspaleta (subscriber, #50639)
Are the problems you see systemic in to the entire Ubuntu contributor base. Or are the problems you see associated with only the manhours that Canonical as a corporate entity has direct influence over how they are spent?
If you think the problem is systemic you should see if you can start a discussion inside Ubuntu to look at reforming at the package maintainership model that is being used. A systemic problem could be addressed by adjusting the team concept Ubuntu is using to add more individual accountability. For example teams could grow a specific tasking to just deal with upstream patch submission and sheparding and make a specific individual accountable for that in some way...if that sort of thing isn't there already. I'm thinking some sort of public flogging for failure to push patches upstream... or maybe a form of gladiatorial combat. Lot's of options really.
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