Interesting, isn't it? Especially to BL guys. :)


#1

#2

Thx for sharing, wasn t aware of this,


#3

Yep some of the packages in debian stable can go back 10 years.


#4

Which is weird, specially that some updates every weeks or so.


#5

@altman usually patches and security updates if on stable.

I think the dev is just not happy that debian is not progressing alongside other more advanced operating systems in how they manage the tooling.


#6

Bet that might be the case, we never know right !


#7

It is unfortunate that Michael has decided to leave but it’s probably worth noting that Debian has 256 developers:

https://nm.debian.org/public/people/dm_all

By way of contrast, Arch Linux has 36 developers:

https://www.archlinux.org/people/developers/

I don’t agree with Michael’s assessment of the bug reporting situation at Debian, check out how fast this report was resolved:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=924271

I submitted it yesterday at 19:45 and I had a working version on my system by 20:00 :sunglasses:

There was also my (erroneous) bug for mksh that was dismissed within an hour and a half:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=919069

I once submitted a bug report for Arch’s mksh package that went unresolved for months


#8

Wow, that was quick ! Thx for the explanations @Head_on_a_Stick