Dennis J Perkins
djperkins at americanisp.net
Mon Jan 12 15:29:18 PST 2004
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 04:34:13PM -0600, James Robertson wrote:
> > I don't care what the other distros do. We have never followed like
> > lemmings what the other distros do.
> This "other distro" thing comes up often. Some folks generalise the point
> far too much. The facts of the matter are, if we don't at least see what
> the distros are up to then we are not doing our job properly. Otherwise
> we're living in a blackhole and run the risk of falling by the wayside.
> We generally do something because it is right, not because distro X does
> such and such. If distro X does something because it is right then we will
> do the same. We don't go out of our way to be unlike distros so I wish folks
> would stop quoting this bogus "distro" argument.
> > But has not been solved, really by the development team. Who cares if
> > it has been on the table for 6 months. That is irrelevant. The problem
> > still exists and if we upgrade we still have to deal with it. This is
> > part of my post.
> Gasp. Clearly still not paying attention. The problem is solved! That's what
> the patch is for. It's even recommended by the coreutils maintainers as a
> transitionary aid!
My vote is do it.
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