Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Getting big changes in Debian

Russell Coker enforces Erich's point about out another disease that affects Debian: large scale changes in packages are hard to accomplish, and we all know it:
  • kfreeBSD people know it as their patches often rot in BTS
  • SELinux people know it, since Debian could have had SELinux support a long time ago, as Russell explains
  • the community knows it, proven by the question in the DPL debate about the unique VCS
  • Stefano knows it and pointed it out wen he proposed the XS-VCS field
Sadly, we are still away from this goal and others are still getting ahead also because of this.