[Novalug] Ubuntu LTS for web/email server
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Apr 20 12:22:13 EDT 2010
Obviously you disagree about IHV/ISV and certified partner agreements,
for the same reasons as the kernel comments prior. I don't think I need to
revisit those, they are self-evident. ;)
The Application Binary Interface (ABI) is a reality for commercial software
and their certification. The fixed GCC, GLibC, etc..., the kernel ABI/ABI
(kAPI/kABI), storage support and related assumptions a vendor has to
At the very least, instead of being vendor-centric, ISVs _could_ require
LSB 3.3, 4.0, etc... But you can_not_ avoid certain ABI aspects. Supporting
"just Linux" doesn't work when things are fixed to binary and select package
support. LSB is trying to solve this as a vendor-agnostic approach.
Just reality. If you run IHV/ISV solutions, you decide what you want to stake
your career on. I'm going with what the IHV/ISV supports. ;)
----- Original Message ----
From: James Ewing Cottrell 3rd <JECottrell3 at comcast.net>
I disagree about Certifications tho ... they can be lengthy and actually hinder progress. What I'd rather see is the ISV saying "we develop on $OS" or "we have many customers running $VER and it installed/ran cleanly" than "we are certified for $REL".
ISV's should keep up with the newest releases and so should customers.
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