On 04/19/16 at 01:36P, Nathan Whitehorn wrote: > > > On 04/19/16 13:26, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: > > -------- > > In message <1461096962.1232.32.ca...@freebsd.org>, Ian Lepore writes: > > > >> Oh yeah, now I remember: Because in freebsd, design is decided by a > >> race to commit rather than by discussion. > > No, that's not it. > > > > It is because code talks much louder than words. > > > This is kind of a silly argument here since the code change is trivial. > There is a potentially large impact on the system that merits > discussion. Moreover, there is a whole bunch of other code still needs > to be written to make this workable in production that depends to some > degree on what choices are made here: what does pkg show for these? How > do upgrades work? The installer needs modifications to use pkg instead > of tar. It's not clear what the migration path to/from a packaged system > is, since the packaging is apparently optional. > > If it would help, I am happy to generate a patch to make the discussion > concrete.
Thank you, Nathan. "code wins" is not the correct argument in this discussion, imo. Fwiw, I feel this is one of the sensible threads where things are being discussed without shouting/yelling/shaming. But thats my opinion. Cheers, Hiren
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