[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: [olpc-software] Package manager stuff



On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 14:30 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:

> 
> > That's an artifact of current Linux packaging conventions. Look at
> how
> > it's handled on Windows or the Mac, and you'll see that these
> operating
> > systems have no issues with users running two versions of things at
> > once.
> 
> Completely untrue. Its such a mess in Windows that its got a name. Its
> called
> "DLL hell"

In fact, if you look at products like Softricity for Windows, you see
that people pay good money indeed to be able to run multiple versions of
apps at once on Windows, since Windows is so bad at this (lacking shared
library versioning).  DLL hell is the windows nightmare that means that
most people reinstall windows from scratch every 6 months to a year.

			- Jim

-- 
Jim Gettys
One Laptop Per Child



[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]