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Re: [opensuse] fsh and distros
On 19/12/11 22:05, Rüdiger Meier wrote:
I'am
totally fine that there are distros like Ubuntu or Fedora rapidly
throwing away good old unix style to get over some apple/windows users.

Do you really think that's the purpose ? let me give you a reality check :-) it is to save development resources (aka money), especially in the long term.

On every release, something important changes, old tools have to be updated, maintained and sometimes they simple don't fit any longer, making it "fit" consist in hacking very old code, which is essentially undocumented, full of workarounds rotting every month.

Just a quick example

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=729107 (204 packages need update either directly or indirectly)

just imagine the pain of dealing with even more older code.








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