ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Wed Nov 18 14:17:12 UTC 2009
Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:44:12 +0200
> Dan Naumov <dan.naumov at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> WHy not just build from source?
>> Because expecting users to build from source to install or update
>> their systems in the year 2009 is an outdated concept, this is why we
>> have freebsd-update in the first place.
> This is such a load of BS I could fertilize 100 acres with it.
> In this day of inexpensive computers with fast mulit-core CPUs and
> gigabytes of memory this argument is completely lame.
> Fifteen years ago I would have agreed, because it took days to build
> world and the kernel. Been there, done that.
> Gary Jennejohn
Been there, did it, too.
Fools, conceptually compromised by Microsofts closed-binary-strategy,
often complain about 'why compiling, it is an outdated concept ...'. It
is, simply in my opinion, a helpless selfdefense: they do not understand
much about operating systems (me, too) and never try to understand the
concept behind (me not). But today, having sophisticated binary update
facilities, it seems to speed up a worse development: many companies
save the computer-scientist to maintain their stuff - because they have
a bunch of cheap fools 'fertilizing the acres of foolsness' and
pretending being the master of the puppets by hitting an 'update-key'
and everythings works magically ...
Sorry being off-topic.
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