Topic: freebsd-update in a Linux world

http://beranger.org/index.php?page=diar … bsd-update

>I always thought that FreeBSD is synonym with simplicity (the KISS principle), elegance, clarity and reliability. Today I have serious doubts with regards to all of these terms, except maybe for reliability.

>Binary updates in FreeBSD are unnecessarily complex, and this is such a pity for an OS that was so promising years ago!

[...]

>But I guess I can say that FreeBSD is as good as dead.

And the answer from Colin Percival:

http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2008-02 … pdate.html

Short explanation: he doesn't know much about FreeBSD or BSD at all. Sometimes it's really scary to have to defend again and again just because of some Linux zealots spreading FUD.

Last edited by Oliver (2008-03-25 20:48:09)

F!XMBR

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. --Pericles

Re: freebsd-update in a Linux world

I thought the best part was his mistyped URL offering a Russian wife. 

There is no question, however, that the whole binary update thing could be improved. (That is certainly aimed as a slap at Mr. Percival--between this and portsnap, the man is great.)

Sometimes, Oliver, I think you browse around looking for anti-BSD postings.    smile

I've found the majority of Linux users to respect and like BSD.  I'm sure you can point to several exceptions, but in the main, those who know of it like it and those who don't know of it are curious. 

Which, apropos of nothing, reminds me of a good quote by a friend--I hope Vermaden sees it, because it's funnier than his.

Remember, GNU's Not Unix!  Just look at our code, Dennis, Brian, and
Rob would never write anything like this!

<@andre> i would be so much more efficient if i wasn't so stupid

Re: freebsd-update in a Linux world

>Sometimes, Oliver, I think you browse around looking for anti-BSD postings. 

No I'm a wanderer between the worls (Linux, Mac OS X, BSD) ;-)

>I'm sure you can point to several exceptions

Yes of course, but these exceptions are often very loud in the community ;-)

F!XMBR

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. --Pericles

Re: freebsd-update in a Linux world

Hmm, it seems there are cures for anti-BSD people
http://www.biocompare.com/itemdetails.a … mp;tabid=1
http://www.abcam.com/index.html?t=16253 … amp;anti=1

Trust me, I know what I'm doing.

Re: freebsd-update in a Linux world

Groan.  You do know that this "BSD" stands for "Blasticidin-S deaminase", and that the antibodies listed have nothing to do with a cure, right?

I know, I have to get out more.

Last edited by DrJ (2008-03-26 00:08:14)

Re: freebsd-update in a Linux world

Ah I see, the doctor is in big_smile

F!XMBR

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. --Pericles

Re: freebsd-update in a Linux world

Yes, but according the a rather famous cartoon, I'm the sort of doctor who can't help anyone.  If images can be posted here, I'll do so.

Re: freebsd-update in a Linux world

DrJ wrote:

Yes, but according the a rather famous cartoon, I'm the sort of doctor who can't help anyone.  If images can be posted here, I'll do so.

Dr. Jarvick...hmmmm smile

"An educator never says what he himself thinks, but only that which he thinks it is good for those whom he is educating to hear."
-Nietzsche

Re: freebsd-update in a Linux world

Groan.  You do know that this "BSD" stands for "Blasticidin-S deaminase", and that the antibodies listed have nothing to do with a cure, right?

Nope, I just thought it sounded funny.

Trust me, I know what I'm doing.