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Hughes: GNOME Software overall plan

Hughes: GNOME Software overall plan

Posted Mar 18, 2013 21:57 UTC (Mon) by oblio (guest, #33465)
In reply to: Hughes: GNOME Software overall plan by dlang
Parent article: Hughes: GNOME Software overall plan

Service Packs can break software. Hot fixes rarely break any software. In my experience I know only of 2 cases where that happened: the Vsphere client and a custom IIS application. And that's out of hundreds of applications and hundreds of patches.

Meanwhile, please compare the version bumps between 3 different Fedora versions or 3 different Ubuntu versions. Those include tons of bug fixes and tons of new "features". Features I might want or not, features that might change something I do not changed.

Meanwhile, except for service packs, Windows versions do not introduce new functionality during hotfixes. And even base versions are supported for a long time, so you can just apply the hotfixes and ignore the service packs.

From a compatibility point of view, Windows rules supreme. I don't know any desktop OS with this kind of application compatibility.


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Hughes: GNOME Software overall plan

Posted Mar 19, 2013 13:48 UTC (Tue) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

> From a compatibility point of view, Windows rules supreme. I don't know any desktop OS with this kind of application compatibility.

BeOS/Haiku? Don't drivers for BeOS still work on Haiku today? Now if you meant "used desktop OS", then I do think I'd have to agree. Though, pre-NT-era apps (particularly games) can no longer work (I have a few laying around), WINE-on-Windows might end up being the best way forward for that compatibility.


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