Current situation of amarok, and of latex tools

Christopher James Halse Rogers raof at
Mon May 25 11:19:38 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-05-25 at 07:58 +0200, Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> Il giorno lun, 25/05/2009 alle 02.09 +0200, Markus Hitter ha scritto:
> > 
> > Craft a system where people can switch back and forth between  
> > different package versions. "This update broke foo?" -> Report a bug  
> > and switch foo back to the previous version -> Damage gone, user
> > happy.
> Using alpha (which I do very often, and this reminds me I have to
> download karmic) may lead to data loss. I recall a bug in the gnome
> control center (which was in ubuntu for a short while), where you'd
> loose your entire home directory in a single shot for a bug. I often
> synchronise data with a portable disk but I do not version it, so if I
> loose a directory and then synchronise without checking, I'm ******.
> Yes, I should start using a different method.
> Crafting a safe testing environment ideally would mean to use a
> filesystem with snapshots. I do not know how difficult would be to
> implement snapshots in ubuntu but it seems that if it was easy we would
> already have those.
We do already have those - you want to look up LVM.  It's not as fancy
as ZFS, but it does copy-on-write snapshots just fine, if a little less
efficiently than you'd get with filesystem-level snapshots.  It also
lacks any form of swanky UI.

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