Debian Common Core Alliance
d98mb at dtek.chalmers.se
Fri Jan 6 16:45:59 GMT 2006
>> As I understand it all of the Ubuntu patches are available to Debian.
>> I think that's great and hope for others to follow your example.
>> Unfortunately it's sometimes not possible to include a patch because
>> of technical reasons. Some of those reasons originate in incompatible
>> versions of the kernel, libc or gcc. Using a compatible core with Debian
>> would mean having compatible versions of the kernel, libc and gcc.
>> Therefore using a common core would make it possible to include more
>> patches from Ubuntu in Debian. Thats why I beleive having a compatible
>> core makes it easier to collaborate at the source code level.
> You're still talking about source level compatibility, which is entirely
> orthogonal to whether a common binary core is used. In practice, we
> do have a useful level of source code compatibility with Debian and other
> Debian-derived distributions, since we're branching from the same code
What I'm saying is that having compatible versions of the kernel, libc and
results in a higher level of source code compatibility.
Having compatible versions of the kernel, libc and gcc is a strict
for binary compatibility. Therefore having binary compatibility results in
a higher level of source code compatibility.
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