Debarshi Ray wrote:
How about reliable online updates of running applications as a
Upgrading RPM applications online just works. I do it all the time. The KDE
tools do not even implement offline updates (and IMHO that's a good thing).
The worst that can happen is that some recalcitrant applications (by far the
minority) need to be restarted after updating (or if you upgraded the whole
desktop, then your session may need to be restarted after updating). Until
you do that, the current session may be "hosed" to some extent, but
restarting will fix it. It is surely the lesser evil than forcing a complete
system reboot before the update as GNOME does now. I never had a hosed
system. In most cases, I just run the updates and continue working without
even restarting anything, it just works.
This issue is being deeply blown out of proportion.