[linux-elitists] Gentoo Linux Releases 2004.3 (fwd from firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue Nov 16 15:04:02 PST 2004
On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 08:04:45AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> It is not helping us breed an army of developers... It is helping us breed
> an army of BUILD ENGINEERS. Now that's a "software engineering" job title
> the entire FOSS community ought to be deprecating with great prejudice!
I disagree. I've gotten more patches from gentoo users than _any other
distro_ for some of the packages that I develop. That has to mean that
some of the users are poking around and actually looking at this code
that is being built on their systems.
And being a build engineer is a good thing for someone trying to learn
how the whole big puzzle fits together. It shows them what goes where,
and in what order. Pre-packaged distros don't show that, and make it
hard for users to poke around in the internals if they want to.
> Let's take out the queen bee.
Let's let people choose what they want to spend their extra cpu cycles
There's room enough around here for both source based and package based
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