On 2013-03-27 12:36, knightron wrote:
> Hi guys, i’m really pleased to have found this topic. I was just hoping
> to hear from some users who’ve used evergree, how does evergree compare
> with Debian stable.
I have not used Debian stable.
> I’m using Slackware at the moment, but i really like Opensuse, but also
> like debians stable release, but dislike other things about Debian. In
> particular i’d like to know about updates. Opensuse gives me to many
> updates for my liking, even when i’m doing zypper patch, but Debian and
> Slackware give me very little. So as i said, how’s Evergreen compare
> with Debian stable?
Patches is what Evergreen does, only that. And limited because of
Some repositories keep also an evergreen version, voluntarily (like
packman), or simply do not delete the old 11.4. There is no guarantee
that they will maintain that 11.4 version. Some repositories delete
their 11.4 version completely.
(I mention 11.4 because I use 11.4 evergreen in my laptop)
For example, if you were using 11.4 with some advanced kde or gnome
repo, it is very possible that those repos disappear and you are left
out stranded and have to downgrade to the default original version.
So yes, choice is diminished and problematic.
For example, I use “unison” to keep folders in sync between my 11.4
evergreen and 12.1. If I go searching for it here:
The first thing you notice is that 11.4 does not even appear in the
search box. You have to click on “Show more packages for unsupported
distributions”, but 11.4 is supported!
Then, still looking at “unison”, you can see that the versions offered
are on mostly home repos:
official release 2.32.52
If you compare with 12.1, we see more repos, specially these:
official release 2.40.63
That is, the 11.4 network repo has been removed (and I was using it).
That’s just a sample, but it means I have to be careful not to update
unison in my 12.1 desktop, because this program has an history of
failing to connect two different versions. I may have problems when I
have to upgrade my desktop to 12.3.
Another problematic package for me is Lazarus, from the
“devel:languages:pascal”. There is no 11.4 repo.
Just a few samples.
Evergreen is a very praiseworthy project, IMNSHO. But not the entire
openSUSE project feel that way and some pull the matt under it. :-/
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)