On Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 05:48:05PM +0100, Matthew Winter wrote:
Since RedHat has now moved to a community based RHL project, in general
this means no more support. RedHat however will not want to loose this
revenue source, however small it might have been.
I would like to see RedHat enhance the RHN into a subscription based
Package Install / Update / Search system.
Hmm, thought it already did that ;->
Something cross between Synaptic, the Lindows Click2Run and the
RHN update facility.
/me imagines a cross between synaptic's ui and up2date ui's (leaves
a lot to be desired itself, to say the least).
/me shudders ;->
But I understand the goal.
to guarentee that packages
have been properly compiled for a specific release of RHL, and tested.
ah, the rub. That of course, is The Hard Part. The
rest is easy.
I also think that the software should allow you to choose from Stable
and Test releases. Allowing a user to decide what they want to install.
Having such a tool would improve the value of the RHN, and provide
RedHat and the community with a means to test packages before the next
Beta ISO is released.
I would tend to agree.