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From Geir Magnusson Jr. <ge...@optonline.net>
Subject Re: [Possible Incubation] Apache Repo
Date Mon, 10 Nov 2003 13:50:16 GMT

On Sunday, November 9, 2003, at 09:02 AM, peter royal wrote:

> On Nov 9, 2003, at 1:52 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> We need CPAN, or apt-get, or fink, or something slightly more 
>> dependency aware but not so much so that we sit on our thumbs waiting 
>> for it to happen.
> <snip/>
>> ... there are no methods of storing large objects more efficient than 
>> a modern
>> filesystem.  Start simple and layer on top of that.
>
> +1
>
> That's all the Repo needs to be. A filesystem layout and naming 
> convention. That's all. With a spec, people are then free to go 
> implement whatever they want to access it.

And historically, much success have been derived from such simplicity.  
Barring their Z-80 card for the Apple IIe, Microsoft's fortune was 
initially based on a glorified program loader and file system 
specification, namely "DOS".

:D

> -pete
>
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Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)
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