[arch-general] HAL .fdi files stopped working

C Anthony Risinger anthony at extof.me
Tue Aug 31 18:48:30 EDT 2010

2010/8/31 Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, 2010-08-31 at 18:39 -0300, Guilherme M. Nogueira wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 6:31 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > > http://www.archlinux.org/news/502/
>> >
>> > I wonder why we write news announcements about these things. People
>> > don't seem to read them and ask anyway, so why bother writing the news?
>> Because some of us read them and it's better to assume the community
>> is capable of evolving.
> +1, some read them, that's why we only have these few emails rather than
> dozens of emails.
> To be fair, those who infrequently update are more likely to miss
> announcements. Perhaps they shouldn't be using rolling release in that
> case.

i always liked the idea of including any relevant announcements
directly into pacman output, possibly bundling announcements right
into packages themselves, and displaying the ones created between old
ver -> new ver.  its just text, and not many; it would compress well.

while i rarely have problems, and when i do i'm adept enough to
usually get it myself or find the answer, i am certainly guilty of not
going to the website to read announcements (there is a ML for that
tho, right?).  in fact i don't think i ever have :-X, but most people,
i would think, do at least look at pacman output.

i'm not an advocate of noobification "features", but a feature of this
type would be useful for anyone.  system state management is a hot
topic for me, and this is one of the things on my list for my own
manager i'm working on (i don't like any package managers that exist,
i want a DVCS at it's heart :-)

C Anthony

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