Wow. Welcome back for me. :)

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Wed Jun 29 17:58:32 UTC 2005


On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 13:48 -0400, Sam Hiser wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 13:46 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 13:41 -0400, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
> > > On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, seth vidal wrote:
> > > 
> > > > But I guess my point is that the differences between rpm and deb and yum
> > > > and apt is a stone's throw in terms of functionality.
> > > > 
> > > > So what's the big point of differentiation?
> > > 
> > > 1. An ocean of perception.
> > > 
> > > 2. The fact that this distinction splits the entire universe into two 
> > > camps -- basically for no reason.  There's nothing so brilliantly 
> > > different about rpm and/or dpkg that a common packaging solution couldn't 
> > > be devised -- if anyone cared.  :)
> > > 
> > 
> > oh you mean like all the wasted effort at freedesktop.org trying to come
> > up with 'standards' for gnome and kde.
> > 
> > when if we only did gnome, for example, we wouldn't have to waste time
> > talking about goofball standards for menu files.
> 
> Hey, that's someone's ego you got over there in Germany ;-)

in germany? 

The same is true if we were only doing kde.

what're you talking about?

-sv





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