On Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:49:40 +0200 Ludwig Nussel wrote:
I haven't seen any other opinions on this one. Rudi might be a bit more grumpy about this case as the texlive update caused a build failure in one of his packages (sbcl). Apart from that texlive looked like an easy update candidate to me.
As you asked for opinions: I use Leap as a Desktop operating system. I need a system which is working reasonably stable so it does not keep me from doing my actual work.
On the other hand I need a system which has reasonably recent software packages so e.g. interoperability with users of other systems is mostly working.
What I expect from a "distribution" is to offer most of the tools I need recent and stable enough to do my work. I am not interested to install package A from home-repo X and package B from home-repo Y ... to build a system myself which does what I need. I am glad the contributors to Leap do this for me - thanks!
That said I am quite satisfied with Leap as it is now. Originally I was very sceptic about the approach to combine the typically "aged" versions of an enterprise distribution with recent desktops and desktop software, but for me it works.
It is probably comparatively easy to provide "the newest software" (like TW does), but almost impossible to provide absolutely stable software for all use cases.