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Dnia 2013-10-07, o godz. 22:50:29
"Urmas" <> napisał(a):

There is only 
one appstore for all clients and it always have the recent version of
the software. 

And there is only one official repository for each Linux
distributions*. If you treat all Linux distributions as one "operating
system", then you are mistaken.

There is nothing in repository concept that would prevent inclusion of
the most recent version of software, even on the day of release. If
repository do not contain newest version of software, it's always due
to politics or lack of manpower.
And if you are unhappy with internal politics of your distribution,
perhaps you should try another one?

Also it should be noted that in Android and iOS world, repository is
often the only viable way to distribute your software among your users.
Therefore, software vendors approach repository administration to
include their software and the day software package hit repository is
considered official "release date".
In Linux world, software vendors release their software by other means,
such as personal webpages, source repositories and third-party sites.
They often don't care about inclusion of software in repositories and
most certainly do not coordinate releases with administrators of

* Repositories are often split into branches, so it might appear
  that there are few of them; but as long as you can switch between
  branches with relative ease, I think we can talk about single

Yes, repositories in Windows/Mac/Android/iOS differ considerably to
repositories in Linux. But these differences are always political,
institutional, social or psychological, never technical.
Best regards
Mirosław Zalewski

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