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Re: [Fwd: [arch-users] Re: Gud lord!]

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [arch-users] Re: Gud lord!]
Date: 10 Jun 2003 07:54:42 -0700

On Tue, 2003-06-10 at 07:05, Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2003 08:59:29 -0400
> Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Arch has an appealingly tool-oriented approach, and uses
> > `understandable' data representations, unlike subversion which seems to be
> > more of a `big binary blob' design...
> I'm not arguing for or against any such tool now, but the "big binary
> blob" is not a problem per se, if well documented.

While I agree with Miles, the really weighty pragmatic arguments don't
have anything do with design, IMO, but rather functionality.

> > I did find an interesting thread on arch on the OpenBSD mailing list, BTW,
> > where Tom Lord does a pretty good job of answering some skeptical questions;
> > a google search should turn it up...
> There was a long thread about arch on the GCC list months ago, and Tom
> Lord did talk at length about arch's strengths and weaknesses.
>                                                                 Juanma

The gulf between the two systems can be characterized with one word:
distribution.  That's not all, of course, but it's enough, and a gap
that is, IMO, _very_ unlikely to be closed in a time frame of a few
years, if ever.


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