[CentOS-devel] Why not a fusion between CentOS and SL?

Jeff Johnson n3npq at mac.com
Thu Mar 24 11:47:00 EDT 2011


On Mar 24, 2011, at 11:42 AM, Dag Wieers wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Mar 2011, Lamar Owen wrote:
> 
>> Or we could all still be on apt-rpm and still be having multilib and 
>> related issues.  And while synaptic is still far and away the best 
>> package management GUI out there bar none, the apt-rpm backend has (or 
>> at least had) significant issues at that time.
> 
> Hey ! There was nothing wrong with apt-rpm, I've been using it until 
> November last year on CentOS-5 before I switched to RHEL6. The multi-lib 
> problems were exagerated and fixed, the biggest problem was the lack of 
> development after the main developer moved to Conectiva, and the second 
> maintainer to Red Hat.
> 

There's *lots* that's wrong with apt-rpm, don't start me.

Meanwhile -- now that there's an interested/active maintainer at Caixa Magica --
there's some hope of improving apt-rpm.

> But I do prefer python over C++ anytime, though speedwise it  was 
> unbeatable.
> 

FICL! OCAML! Java! Perl! Pyhon (but which, sigh)! ...

choice of implementation language increasingly fragments deployable solutions.

73 de Jeff



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