> On Sat, 2011-06-11 at 09:26 +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It goes deeper too. There is serious problem with backwards compatibility
across the board. Try getting any of the recent updates to your favorite
tools to compile in an older (>3 years) version of Debian/Ubuntu/Redhat.
They should just work but there are so many dependency issues that most
people will just give up.
Having to constantly upgrade to the latest version of x distro just so we
can use a new version of an app is a big hassle for most users. It's a
complete no go for any uninitiated n00b.
>> They surely see Linux multimedia production
I don't think it is his fault but the people he hires. Unfortunately his
core team seems to be infiltrated for some years now. Just look what they
did to Pulse Audio integration for a good impression of how bad it has
been. Things have changed significantly since they cleaned hose on the
people responsible for that fiasco. It is the same at Redhat too with this
stupid policy of not including any potentially proprietary codecs and
software enabled to use them and providing absolutely no official
support/documentation for the rpmfusion repos. Now that Nokia has been
absorbed by the MS borg we can write off any further support from them.
Just look at what happened to QT/KDE since MS took over Nokia. Suddenly
there are a whole bunch of dependencies that break existing installations
if you want to upgrade. We can pretty much forget about Suse as they sold
out to Novell/MS several years ago...
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