[Linux4christians] WHY FOSS IS STILL SO UNUSABLE
truegeek at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 28 13:40:16 EDT 2008
If you would like to get FF faster it will auto upgrade faster if you download Mozilla foundation's .tar.gz(which is pre-compiled). Of course I don't do that because I a tad lazy about then integrating it in to the system. Unfortunately most programs rely on the distribution to update it through their own system. If more distos were nativly supported a piticular package format and filesystem layout then it wuld be easy for devs to whip up a package that would work for almost every body. I'm not sure that making a system like this would be entirly a good thing eather, because it would stifle innovating projects like puppy llinux that is so small because it isn't built on a larger distro. So if some one would like to invent something that works for everybody and doesn't stifle projects with specific goals I would love to use something like this.
Just my 2 cents,
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 21:46:33 -0400
From: gorkon at gmail.com
To: pastordavid at bibleseven.com; linux4christians at thelinuxlink.net
Subject: Re: [Linux4christians] WHY FOSS IS STILL SO UNUSABLE
I agree. They should try and get things like Firefox, Thunderbird and Open Office out ASAP.
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Pastor David <pastordavid at bibleseven.com> wrote:
This is a Linux-distro specific problem - it is not true
for all distros.
In Puppy Linux you just ask on the Forum and someone will
whip up a .PET which autoloads the updated app.
I am guessing that is true for other distros as well.
Perhaps the Linux community needs to agitate for a
shorter response time to new releases of critical apps?
Joel Mclaughlin wrote:
Also, the ONE place that Windows has it over Linux on alot of counts is software installation. For example, if a new version of Firefox comes out, you are either going to be compiling it yourself or waiting for the repo's to get it and that's likely not going to happen if the browser was released after the most current distro release. One other possibility may be getting a deb from getdebs.net <http://getdebs.net> or something similar.
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