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Consesus on "Package System Discussions"

From: Hiten Pandya <hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 07:02:28 +0100


The package system discussions should be halted for now; as it seems,
that every time the subject is brought up, it ends up with mounds of
discussion and gets nowhere.

I think for now, we should be concentrating on getting the core of the
userland up-to-date and adding support for asynchronous system calls and
 giving libc the kick that is needs; user-land threading etc.

In my opinio; and I am sure others agree with me here; the package
system is the *least* of our concerns right now.  DragonFly needs to
have a distinct difference from its ancestor (heh, dont take it
figuratively); slapping a new package system and changing name is not
helping us achieve that for now.

Granted, we have written a lot of kernel pieces and new functionality,
but from a common user's perspective, we are not that much different
from FreeBSD-4; we need to change this perspective.

So, please, no bikesheds and long discussions on this topic; they can be
halted for now.



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