[CentOS] 5.3 on an EeePC??

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 22:26:22 UTC 2009


On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 15:45 -0500, Ron Blizzard wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 3:00 PM, nate <centos at linuxpowered.net> wrote:
>         R P Herrold wrote:
>         
>         > oh please -- move advocacy to a new thread raher than
>         > hijacking.  Quantity does not imply quality, and AWOL
>         > maintainers who move on is a problem in all of FOSS
>         
>         Quality is implied by the hefty QA process debian goes
>         through, and the long release cycles. I thought I had
>         communicated that in the previous message. The last two
>         major releases took almost 2 years of work each. Similar
>         to the QA that Red Hat does, which is why their base packages
>         are solid and well tested. This same level of QA of course
>         doesn't apply to 3rd party repos.
>         
>         > and so R-2.9.0 is not available to you, and if your users
>         > wanted R-xts, to extend zoo [which extends R], the only
>         place
>         > for those packages in Debian packaging are r-forge and CRAN
>         > (as they are not in any 'official' Debian archive, and only
>         > in the independents).
>         
>         The users will have to make do with what there is. The same
>         is true for CentOS/RHEL on my systems. I can't remember the
>         last time I went to CPAN. I did maintain a couple dozen ruby
>         on rails packages at my last company for the systems there,
>         everything built by hand, it wasn't easy, or fun.
> 
> For what it's worth, I like both CentOS and Debian. (Heck, I even like
> openSUSE as an OS, but I'm not crazy about Novel's smooching with
> Microsoft.) 
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Not crazy about smooching huh? Ever bother to really research the facts?
RedHat and MS are parteners! In the Virtualization area and more.

JohnStanley



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