Fast releases demand binary updates.. (Was: Release schedule for 2006)

Jo Rhett jrhett at
Thu Dec 22 13:02:09 PST 2005

> On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 09:55:33AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > Doesn't creating a binary updates system that's going to be practical to use
> > require implementation of that old and exceedingly bikesheddable subject: 
> > packaging
> > up the base system?

On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 12:13:09PM -0500, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> No, after all the *existing* binary update systems don't require
> packaging of the base system.
None of which work properly in production environments.  They work fine for
home computers running GENERIC, and who can sustain some downtime for
upgrade failures.  

And they are all completely un-auditable.

Jo Rhett
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SVcolo : Silicon Valley Colocation

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