Archive for 2004/08/09

Reinventing the Wheel

Apparently the latest in a long line of folks reinventing wheels to make apt-get update more efficient is Steve McIntyre. I’ve blogged previously on the topic. I don’t really have much more to say than that; in comparison Steve’s proposal requires fancy downloading, changes to apt-ftparchive and changes to the Packages file format in order […]

OSIA and LA Press Release

Ugh. Why do I find my first real fisking is of a press release by Linux Australia and OSIA (Open Source Industry Australia) — organisations whose goals I actually support? Oh well. Honesty over solidarity, I guess. (As a side note: it seems this has hit ZDNet, the Fairfax papers (the Sydney Morning Herald and […]