DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-04
Re: Stable tag will be slipped Sunday and release engineering will begin Monday
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Matthew Dillon wrote:
> I think this is starting to rehash old issues. I've already said
> that my requirements for a packaging system are at a minimum to allow
> multiple versions of any given program or library to be installed
> at the same time. That hasn't changed.
> With all the effort people are putting into this, maybe we *should*
> go off and create our own environment.
Finding a way to select, then focus on keeping current, only about
500 or so of the 12,000 - odd ports could sure ease the burden.
Anything else 'will probably work', usually with minimal risk
or work to find help and get it sorted, 'if/as/when' needed.
That's all the ports set out to be. A roadmap for those who
cared enough about a particular item to get it into the house.
Port, package, or raw generic tarball, Unix and Linux alike
risk drowning in their own legacy if they don't clean
house now and then.
DragonFly has several excellent reasons to do so.
You don't see a lot of 747's with open cockpits or biplane
wings, nor Mercedes with 57 varieties of wooden wheels.
Sometimes you just have to leave the old ways behind.