Re: usrmerge -- plan B?
- Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 23:47:09 +0000
- From: Jeremy Stanley <fungi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: usrmerge -- plan B?
On 2018-11-22 00:33:25 +0100 (+0100), Svante Signell wrote: > On Wed, 2018-11-21 at 13:09 +0100, Marc Haber wrote: > > On Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:52:22 +0100, Adam Borowski > > <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > I am seriously claiming that RHEL is in the place Solaris was > > > in 2010. Rapidly falling user share (like Solaris, it was > > > ubiquitous in the past!), acquired by a company known for > > > wringing dry a small number of lucratious customers -- just > > > like Oracle. This very scenario has repeated in the past for > > > a number of other Unices. Some developers (including The > > > Lennart) already sound like they're mulling jumping ship > > > <rumour warning>. > > > > RHEL is also the template for CentOS which has a huge user base. > > > > Debian, is, btw, also losing quickly for not keeping pace with > > the world around it. > > In my opinion it is the other way around, rpm-based systems are > decreasing. At least for the corner of the tech sector I've been spending time in recently, it seems like persistent systems are becoming increasingly rare and piecemeal package-based software distributions in general are being abandoned (or at best becoming implementation details in some image build automation). Pointing fingers at other distros isn't productive behavior, and certainly isn't a way to keep ours relevant. It's like fighting over the last slice of cake on a sinking ship. -- Jeremy Stanley
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