> > I also don't consider the current system a problem. Thousands of folks are
> able to get the sources today, and I actually think that the current scheme
> tends to make sure that folks who get the newest sources have the ability to
> deal with them, vs. giving them to the 'masses' when they aren't in a state
> that they can handle.
> > Both -current and -stable are moving targets, and should only be used by
> more competent people. If you aren't competent enough to figure out SUP
> and/or CTM as it is currently, use the SNAPS or wait for the CD.
> I'll take another shot at that comment. It is no wonder the Linux is more
> popular. I'm glad that Jordan doesn't adopt your "keep it hard to do"
I never once said 'keep it hard'. What I implied was 'don't make it
annoyingly easy' since it'll simply mean more confused users who don't
know what to do with the sources once they've gotten them.
> There are thousands who manage to get the sources IN SPITE OF THE
> DIFFICULTIES in their way.
Actually, if you read Usenet, *most* of the Linux users use the
distributions (ie; RedHat, Slackware, FT, etc..). It isn't the majority
that use the 'newest sources', but people who are more computer literate
than your 'average user'. Heck, our system is *much* easier to
bootstrap to a new release than *any* version of Linux, and getting the
sources are easier to get.