Bassi: Dev v Ops

Emmanuele Bassi writes about the mismatch between the traditional distribution packaging model and what the world seems to actually want. “The more I think about it, the less I understand how that ever worked in the first place. It is not a mystery, though, why it’s a dying model. When I say that ‘nobody develops applications like the Linux distributions encourages and prefers’ I’m not kidding around: Windows, macOS, iOS, Electron, and Android application developers are heavily based on the concept of a core set of OS services; a parallel installable blocks of system dependencies shipped and retired by the OS vendor; and a bundling system that allows application developers to provide their own dependencies, and control them.”

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