@distrotube imagine being a fanboy of flatpak
@distrotube I think we need flatpak or appimage
Paradoxically, at the same time, it is one of the greatest virtues.
The best thing is that Free Software allows the emergence of new package management systems. Some of them will be better and some worse. Perhaps one day the ultimate system will appear.
Some months ago I've seen here in the fediverse a post that was also about how we don't need more independent new distributions, but how the linux community lacks good quality software.
If those doing their own thing could just cease on what they're doing and start improving the areas we already need to improve in, now that would be great.
@distrotube Isn`t the AUR very similiar to a third party source for application? Also why doesn`t every linux distributions use .deb? I guess thats the opposite of what linux stands for?
Its interesting how I disagree with your opinion but your videos are still very enjoyable because it makes me think about those topics from my perspective. :)
@distrotube I disagree with almost everything. A few points:
- you reduce the problem package managers to software availability. This is understandable as you don't have a tech background, but I thinks it's worth pointing out that most of the criticism PMs receive nowadays stems from dependency/shared libraries management issues (and solutions vary from statically linking everything to pushing linkers to their limit (nix/guix)). Nothing wrong about the topic of your video tho, so let's move on;
- "obscure distro X doesn't have package I need Y, therefore linux package management sucks" is a non sequitur;
- besides technical problems and the fact that they are a useless additional layer of complexity, flatpack, appimage and snap make distributing proprietary shit easier. Not good.
- it seems to me you are saying the only distro should be debian. The reasons to choose a distro over another usually are default installed packages and the package manager, with systemd [...]
taking over everything else that made distros unique (I'm ignoring less used distros like KISS and alpine, since you're assuming everything is arch or debian, which I can accept for the sake of the argument). Package A in arch is most likely configured differently than package A on debian. If you want shared packages you either need a uniform environment (same distro) or some sort of self-sufficient container (appimg, snap...);
- lastly I have a thing to say about your "call to action". People work on their free time either on things they enjoy doing in and of themselves or on trying to solve a problem they perceive. I'm not saying you shouldn't, but be aware that trying to convince them to scrap a project they believe is useful with such weak arguments is very unlikely to succeed.
It may be just me and my biased perception, but I think this video's quality is lower than usual. It's bound to happen every now and then, so don't take this as me shitting on your work and know I'm looking forward to the next video :)
@distrotube I've pent time going over the Software Manager in Linux Mint. There's many Apps that have never been updated. That's a fact. There hasn't been any New Apps added. The last one I recognize is Remini SSH/VNC. Linux fails in that department. Many of the Weather Apps are so cumbersome to set up. WINE app in SM is a joke. You can only use selected Windows apps. Mostly games.
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