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Re: Nix fixes dependency hell on all Linux distributions

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.64.2.45] on December 23, 2008 04:05 AM
It's not stupid, because the maintainers are the ones doing all of the incredibly hard work to resolve the dependencies for you behind the scenes. Nix takes an automated approach to dependency management that pretty much obsoletes the majority of the work maintainers must do. That's a GOOD thing, because it frees them up for more productive things which can only improve the progress of Linux and open source (not to mention all of the valuable VOLUNTEER time they're WASTING because of managing this crap).

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