Changes and complaints
Posted Feb 23, 2012 14:46 UTC (Thu) by NAR
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They want to have the latest version of whatever they are actively following available while the rest just stays as it was or improves slowly and predictably. This goes against the whole philosophy of distributions
Exactly. I might want the latest Firefox with the latest plugins, but I do not want new desktop toolbars or menus. I can do this on Windows, on a supported(!) OS I've got a user interface that didn't change in 15 years (there's a Win95 theme for XP and even for Vista) and the newest browsers. Would I be able to run the latest Firefox on Debian woody? I hardly think so. And as a user I absolutely don't care if Windows has "unmaintenable, unprofessional, messy" code to achieve backwards compatibility, I'm only interested in the result.
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