ubuntu users openion required

Morgan Greywolf morgan_greywolf at comcast.net
Mon Jan 2 03:42:37 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 19:00 -0700, Scott wrote:
> Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> >> I am planning to create a downlodable tools site for debian and ubuntu
> >> users.I want to know exactly what type of tools or softwares ubuntu users
> >> are looking for.If any one is having any ideas or tools name to suggest most
> >> welcome.Just i want to make more ubuntu and debian users feel like one place
> >> to download all the tools
> >>
> >> Thank you very much for you time
> > 
> > I generally use packages from the 15000+ available from the ubuntu repositories.
> > 
> > The only ones I had to manually install in recent months at one time
> > or another were packages like Java 1.5, Flash (the recently updated
> > release), penguintv, skype and gizmo.
> There' always the newer versions some of the 15000+ in the Ubuntu 
> repositories.  Those would be nice to find packaged someplace.

There are sites along the lines of 'Break my Gentoo', or whatever, that
feature the absolute newest versions of everything before they've been
tested and integrated into the distribution in the proper manner as set
forth by the distro's creators.

A 'Break my Ubuntu' site would be interesting, for sure.  One of the
things though that I like about Ubuntu is that the repositories aren't
all that far behind what's out there... One of the reason Ubuntu is such
a well-polished distro, though, is that people are taking the time to
carefully integrate new packages into the system so that everything fits
well together and different components have the right features compiled
in to fit with the other pieces of the system without breaking
compatibility.  Such things are difficult, as anyone who has done an LFS
system can tell you. ;)

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