[CentOS] 5.3 on an EeePC??

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 22:51:35 UTC 2009


On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 17:39 -0400, fred smith wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 05:26:22PM -0400, JohnS wrote:
> > 
> > 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.) 
> > ---
> > Not crazy about smooching huh? Ever bother to really research the facts?
> > RedHat and MS are parteners! In the Virtualization area and more.
> 
> Speaking of researching the facts, I suggest you do the same.
> 
> RedHat's "partnership" with MS most specifically does NOT include any
> kind of patent licensing crap. 

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Ohh yes I aware of am that. :-)



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