LWN's 2013 Predictions
Posted Jan 4, 2013 15:46 UTC (Fri) by ebassi
Parent article: LWN's 2013 Predictions
This kind of [vertical] integration may well lead to a slicker result, but it also risks fragmenting the Linux world in a way that the traditional distributions did not.
because we all know that writing and deploying a Linux application today is easy, and you don't have multiple distributions, multiple environments, multiple packaging systems, multiple interpretations and deviations of various specifications, and multiple versions of the dependencies to care about at all.
of all the things, vertical integration will at least reduce the insanity that is the Linux ecosystem, given that it will consolidate around a bunch of environments, with strictly defined dependencies and entry points. plus, those environments are also striving to define standards for sandboxed environments and application deployments, instead of the current free for all.
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