On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 22:08 +0100, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:
On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 21:46, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> Yes.. eventually OO.org
will grow to take up 4 cds. But by that point
> it will be a general purpose operating system in its own right, so we
> won't notice a difference in the end. All this nashing of teeth is
> just growing pains.
Seems more like a case of shrinking pains to me. Anyway, not really an
answer to my question is it? With individual packages growing we will
have lack of room on the 4 CDs for the next release as well. Long before
OOo grows to 4 CDs all by itself.
Packages always growing? Bah, every programmer knows that the most
useful tool is the delete key. ;-) In all seriousness, a lot of the
best software development manages to add features *and* shrink the
codebase *and* make everything faster.
Eventually, yes, it will probably become impossible to fit a complete OS
(and mainstream apps) on a couple CDs. By that time, though, one would
hope that DVDs would be more common place as a software distribution
mechanism. Not much longer than a decade ago it was rather far-fetched
to think that you could distribute software without offering a floppy
mount -t life -o ro /dev/dna /genetic/research
Sean Middleditch <elanthis(a)awesomeplay.com>