1.5 - gnome-packagekit?

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Tue Dec 8 19:39:36 EST 2009

On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 02:17:10PM -0800, John Gilmore wrote:
> > > One disadvantage of doing this is that it would harm the use of
> > > olpc-update -- pristine updates would fail. And also the software
> > > would be silently lost when an olpc-update happens, which is now
> Good thing we reinvented the wheel here.  RPM packaging was too
> complete and flexible for kids or teachers (or school administrators).
> They're so much better off NOT being able to install any of 5,000
> packages freely contributed by talented programmers all over the
> world.

Yes, it would have been much better to contribute to RPM development in
a way that would support rollback to previous version (with the square
game key), and gradual download and update that is only committed on

James Cameron

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