DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2005-04
Re: Stable tag will be slipped Sunday and release engineering will begin Monday
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Chris Pressey wrote:
| On 04 Apr 2005 07:11:25 GMT
| Rahul Siddharthan <rsidd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
|>Similarly, if one doesn't upgrade the system for 10 months, "apt-get
|>upgrade" or "apt-get dist-upgrade" just *works*, you rapidly have an
| One thing I'd like to find out is whether this is due to technological
| or QA factors. I suspect it's mostly the latter, although there are
| probably some technical aspects that foster it, too.
It is a combination.
Debian attempts to bring the release engineering and QA to some 10,000
packages (or whatever it's up to now) that BSD's do for the kernel and
base system. It works, but has become unwieldy.
The technology might seem a bit strange coming from BSD, because it's
based on managing tarballs, rather than source code in CVS. It works
fairly well, though. I have no complaints about Debian's archive software.
I've been writing some new package software, based on my experiences
with rpm, dpkg/apt, Solaris pkgadd, and BSD ports. I'm aiming at a more
flexible, less crufty equivilent to dpkg/apt.
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