The question of rolling release?

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
Thu Jan 26 18:30:34 UTC 2012

On 01/26/2012 11:47 PM, Mark Bidewell wrote:

> A rolling or semi-rolling release would make the most recent packages
> available in some way.  With careful updating a minimum Ruby upgrade
> could be accomplished.

A rolling release addresses the dependencies problem by updating
everything including the base.  This isn't what you want.  When you have
interdependencies, you can untangle it by copying code, bundling
libraries or parallelize everything so that you can install multiple
versions together.  There aren't any easy answers here.  This is why it
remains unsolved for the most part.  A rolling release doesn't solve
your problem at all.


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