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OS vs apps

OS vs apps

Posted Jan 24, 2013 17:18 UTC (Thu) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054)
In reply to: Ubuntu considers “huge” change that would end traditional release cycle (ars technica) by Company
Parent article: Ubuntu considers “huge” change that would end traditional release cycle (ars technica)

I'm not a GNOME fan, but I'd be a fan of such a model. Is any distribution actually doing it?

The hard and controversial part would be where to draw the line between OS and apps.


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OS vs apps

Posted Jan 24, 2013 22:17 UTC (Thu) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164) [Link]

openSUSE, in a way. Enable the GNOME Stable obs repo. But it ain't entirely smooth. There is also tumbleweed, a rolling repo (no, it is not for testing like Debian testing or rawhide, we have Factory for that). Note that openSUSE works a bit different than other distros thanks to OBS, we use a github like model for distro package development.

OS vs apps

Posted Jan 24, 2013 23:13 UTC (Thu) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054) [Link]

Heh, I see great irony in the idea of switching from Ubuntu to openSUSE because of a GNOME repository, since I'm a longtime KDE user who always saw SuSE as the place I'd go if I valued KDE purity over Debian-based administration. I'll have to keep it in mind.

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Posted Jan 26, 2013 22:16 UTC (Sat) by Company (guest, #57006) [Link]

Your base system is one single packet? And the apps are single packets and have no other dependencies than that base packet?

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Posted Jan 27, 2013 1:12 UTC (Sun) by viro (subscriber, #7872) [Link]

Why the devil would anybody want such an abomination? A bug in a library (and you would have to put a _lot_ of them into the "OS" part) and you are welcome to download hundred of megabytes of binaries. That's completely insane.

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Posted Jan 27, 2013 4:46 UTC (Sun) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523) [Link]

Diff-based binary patches are nothing new. Android uses them just fine.


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