[haiku] Re: haiku Digest V9 #239

  • From: Fredrik Holmqvist <fredrik.holmqvist@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 09:25:07 +0200

2009/10/7, Rene Gollent <anevilyak@xxxxxxxxx>:
> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Christopher Walker
>  <sven.hakonsson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  > ground in the Linux base. This leads to distributions that try to add
>  > features or stand out in a specific field of usage, which I hope you'll
>  > agree is an improvement (For example, Ubuntu's Moblin development
>
>
> Actually this is precisely where some of the problems lie which lead
>  us to want to avoid it: In the process of trying to improve, lots of
>  subtle little things wind up being changed that break application
>  behavior, which is why every major distro has its own package
>  repository full of custom patches to every app known to man to get
>  them all to work correctly with said distro's changes. One of the
>  goals with Haiku is to allow easy commercial / closed source
>  development, which is effectively impossible when you have no
>  guarantees as to what a given user's version of Haiku might contain.
>  In Linux land this generally isn't an issue since nobody cares about
>  commercial developers, but that happens to be one of the points on
>  which we want to differentiate ourselves, and as such distro hell is
>  something to be avoided, not embraced.

Very nicely worded. I really hope those thinking of working on distros
instead try to help Haiku itself get better.

/Fredrik Holmqvist, TQH

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