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Announcement concerning Debian.

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I don't think it will have much impact on Debian or Pop. Though I'd have to agree that Debian's infrastructure is incredibly outdated. Debian's packaging tools are in need of a complete overhaul, and a rewrite from scratch. Many of the components are written in Perl, still to this day. If Debian were to rewrite their tools, we wouldn't have to do it ourselves.
 

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Ok, that's a relief. From a business perspective Debian is more a less a supplier, much like Ubuntu. It sucks when you're trying to get products into market and your suppliers keep changing things or deleting them. So, what are the chances of that rewrite happening?
 

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Debian and Ubuntu alike are suppliers / distribution builders. In general, they have no effect on us besides what packages we have to start with in each release. If they were to radically change the apt infrastructure, I'd be on board with that. Chances are they won't, though.

One of the neat things about having our own upgrade daemon is that it will make it easier to apply whatever changes are necessary from release to release. So even if we did need to make some radical changes to enable an upgrade to a new release, that would be doable. Debian packaging in general though does a good job of taking care of most of those details.
 

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Good to know. I think sticking with Pop!_OS as a Linux distribution and Investing in the Pop ecosystem was a good decision. The more I learn about what you've done and what you intend to do, the more confidence I have I the future of the distribution.
 

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