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Re: Subversion vs multicore processors

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:23:57 -0600

On 11/16/2010 11:23 AM, David Aldrich wrote:
> Hi
> With some trepidation ;-) I would like to ask for opinions, somewhat related to this thread.
> My understanding is that RHEL is intended for servers that must be rock solid e.g. Web servers. In our organisation we run Centos 5 (essentially the same as RHEL 5) on all our Linux development machines. This means that the 'engineering tools' such as gcc, cmake, boost etc. can become quite dated.
> Would people generally recommend a 'less stable' distro for development machines?

I doubt if there is a generic answer to that question, but with RHEL6
recently released, maybe Centos6 will be released soon enough for your
next upgrade and won't be outdated for a while. If you want the
tradeoffs of faster update cycles, the main players are fedora and
ubuntu where fedora uses the same rpm packaging and administration tools
as rhel/centos and ubuntu is more like Debian but focused on ease of
installation and use. In some cases you can take newer application
versions from fedora as source rpms and rebuild them on an older centos
- or find them prebuilt at 3rd party RPM repositories like rpmforge.

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2010-11-16 19:24:58 CET

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