Re: dependency hell OR it should not be this hard

2019-08-12 Thread guy keren
this is software. software has bugs. software packaging only seems simple - but in fact is really not, because of the exponential amount of combinations that simply can't be exhaustively tested, and because it depends on code written by thousands of unrelated developers, that work on their

Re: dependency hell OR it should not be this hard

2019-08-12 Thread Shlomo Solomon
After more than 20 years using Linux, I have ABSOLUTELY no thoughts about moving to Windows. My point was that a new user might be daunted by dependency hell. Whether we like it or not, Windows is the de-facto OS and if we want to see people moving to Linux, it's got to be better. On Mon, 12

Re: dependency hell OR it should not be this hard

2019-08-12 Thread Jeremy Hoyland
Just to comment on your original post. Don't think for one moment that things are any better in Windows. The difference with APT issues is that there *is* something you can do about it, and ultimately, the problem is resolvable by you. In Windows things look a lot prettier, but I have often had an