Posted Aug 5, 2009 21:25 UTC (Wed) by beuno
In reply to: Assesment
Parent article: Shuttleworth: On cadence and collaboration
People will install random software on their computers no matter where it comes from. Be that getdeb.net, random debs or building from tarballs.
This has absolutely nothing to do with the issue at hand. PPAs address (and improves) those use cases, as well as helping developers and cutting-edge users test out new versions to stabilize them.
The majority of users (way above 90%) will never use a PPA, or install newer versions of the software that's available by default or in the official repositories.
This means that whatever gets frozen in the archive is what the vast majority of the users experience, and distribution developers focus their time on those packages. This is what the efforts are geared towards.
PPAs have nothing to do here. You are plain out wrong and sensationalist.
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