Re: AfterStep in distributions

Bryan Strawser (feanor@gondolin.org)
Wed, 7 Jun 2000 22:15:43 -0400


Perhaps we can ginny up a special mailing list to send out to the
developers on the distributions for when afterstep is updated?

Bryan


On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 03:17:36PM -0400, charlie schmidt wrote:
> -
> Well, after realizing that Slackware 7.0 ships with 
> AfterStep version 1.0, I was quite curious what the
> other mainstream (and less mainstream) Linux distributions
> ship with.  Here are the "results"
> 
> Distribution			Version
> ------------			-------
> Slackware 7.0                   AfterStep 1.0
> Debian "unstable"               Afterstep 1.6.10
> Debian "stable"                 AfterStep 1.4.5.3
> Suse 6.4                        AfterStep 1.0
> Redhat 6.2                      AfterStep 1.8.0 (nonstandard rpm)
> Mandrake 7.1                    AfterStep 1.8.1 (perhaps nonstandard rpm)
> LinuxPPC-2000                   AfterStep 1.7.142
> CorelLinux 1.0                  none
> Stampede Linux "unstable"       AfterStep 1.8.0
> Stampede Linux "stable"         AfterStep 1.6.0
> Yellow Dog Linux 1.2            AfterStep 1.8.0
> Caldera                         none
> Turbo Linux Workstation 4.0     AfterStep 1.0 (nonstandard)
> 
> As one might gather from these results, Slackware, Suse, and Debian
> are the most mainstream of the distributions not shipping with
> a stable version, and are, so to speak, most at fault.  Especially
> Debian, with its so called up to date package system.
> 
> I, therefore, would like to know what the developers and DrStepper
> think of this.
> 
> If any of you use a BSD varient, please find out what version 
> (if any) they ship with, it would be much appreciated.
> 
> On the question of "standard" vs "non standard" rpms, this deals
> primiarly with the fact that RedHat has a history
> of.. screwing with the package.  Most recently are the numerous
> problems concerning 'rpm --upgrade's and themes in 1.8.0.  However,
> there is not a whole lot to be done about this, as, unlike 
> Debian, RedHat wants all of its packages to be "standard" to
> itself.  O well, at least they try.
> 
> I feel it is important that we attempt to get distributions
> to ship with the most recent stable, as many simple Linux
> users do not want to download extra updates to packages, and
> would just as soon use the most recent version of 
> Enlightenment that comes with their distribution.
> 
> Thoughts, anyone?
> 
> -
> charlie schmidt	- ishamael@themes.org
> Senior Editor & AfterStep Themes - http://themes.org
> AfterStep FAQ - http://afterstep.davidv.net
> "You are not your f***ing kahkis" - Tyler Durden
> 
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