Supporting distro re-packaging (Was: [sclug] Linux Apprentice Wanted !)

Roland Turner SCLUG at
Tue Nov 7 13:49:03 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 12:52 +0000, Patrick wrote:

> Miguel de Icaza had a long rant about this in his Gnome days:

I'm well aware of, and agree with much of, his "UNIX Sucks" stance.

> He sees Mono as offering the ONLY answer in that you can write for on 
> *nix and run anywhere with the Mono CLR installed.  Its sad that Java on 
> desktop sucked for so long (has it been fixed yet?) but Mono does seem 
> to offer a way out of the mess for desktop applications.

Actually it doesn't. It fails to exhibit the problems that were
discussed earlier in this thread with packaging being done by distros by
simply not addressing them (and therefore not solving them), setting
aside for a moment that porting >10 000 packages to mono is a complete

> Not sure in something as fundamental as Apache will ever be easy for the 
> developers to support though.  Apache and PHP are the core 
> infrastructure for so many businesses that I can see any distro will 
> want to tweak them for maximum performance.

Performance tweaking is an issue, but even if no distro does it _all_ of
the problems discussed so far will still exist.

- Raz

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