Re: What Is Linux?



John Thompson <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
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The assumption I make is that, e.g., a program that requires gtk2.0 will
still work just fine with gtk2.6.

But that's not the case. Remeber "linux" is just a kernel; everything
else is an add-on. Unless you make a *BSD type distro/project to update
the whole system all at once, this issue is likely to persist. And
getting all your individual software developers to sign onto a unified
update project is likely to be problematic.

But you can try one of the *BSD systems -- FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD to
see your idea working in practice.

You mean they utilize backwards-compatible libraries?
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