[LAD] Releasing source code is not enough, I think...

hermann meyer brummer- at web.de
Sat Jan 25 06:55:20 UTC 2014

Am 24.01.2014 18:31, schrieb IOhannes m zmölnig:
> On 01/21/2014 07:10 PM, Filipe Coelho wrote:
>>> Linux does provide ways to downgrade and to restore from backups.
> ???
> "linux" (as in 'kernel') does not provide anything related to that.
> concerning "linux" (as in 'distribution') i can only speak for one:
> Debian explicitely does *not* support downgrading. my experience with
> ubuntu is small, but i gather that it doesn't even properly support
> upgrading.

Debian didn't support downgrade, but they provide way's to do it. (dpkg)
Running sid, makes it necessary from time to time to downgrade some 

>> tablets are a different ecosystem, we should ignore it here.
> different to what?
> a considerable amount of computers sold are "tablets" there days.
> a considerable amount of tablets are running "linux" these days.
> as a matter of fact, i think this entire discussion makes *most* sense
> in "tablet world".
> gfmadsr
> IOhannes

similar projects exist for some time now, and may be go to some nice 
result, when driven carefully. Ignoring "corner-case user" is surly not 
the way to go , see here:

> Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software 
> installation system. Other features include full support for shared 
> libraries (with a SAT solver for dependency resolution), sharing 
> between users, and integration with native platform package managers. 
> It supports both binary and source packages, and works on Linux, Mac 
> OS X, Unix and Windows systems. It is fully Open Source.

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