On June 08, 2007 at 02:57PM [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> xorg is now 180-230 some-odd tiny packages (ports) > instead of the old -clients, -server, -libraries blobs. > > It seems to work okay, and minor updates are far less > strenuous. I give it five years to either prove itself or > all the developers to go mad and sacrifice their firstborn > in some wicked ritual to the sun-god. I am not totally convinced. If one small package is updated that is depended on by 10 other package that in turn are depended on by a like number of other packages, what has been really gained by breaking everything into small bits? They may be easier to maintain; however the impact on updating the system seems like it would be minimal. > Failure or not, the "modularity" will be adopted by microsoft > sometime around 2013, who will announce it as "The First > Commercial Product to Use a Wholley Modular Codebase" > except they won't spell "Wholley" with as much style. I always thought that, that was what 'DLL's' were all about. -- Gerard _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"