[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 95, Issue 10

JLuc jluc at no-log.org
Mon Feb 15 16:23:06 UTC 2016

Le 13/02/2016 00:18, Craig Bradney a écrit :
>> "new [software versions] versions require more powerfull hardware very often."
>> Not clear enough ?
> Nope, not clear enough. I think thats mostly rubbish.
 > In some cases, its clearly the truth, but because they can do more, people want more. However, that has absolutely 
nothing to do with LTS or whatever some platform/software calls their long term release. Its about stability.
LTS stands for long term release and doesnt refer to any specific platform in my words.
Stability ? How do you relate stability to hardware requirement ?

>> Read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence
>> With a newer OS, many complain how slow and sluggish their computer has become ?
>> /me thinks of his mother...
>> They have no choice but to change computer.
> That’s also pretty false. Windows 10 runs perfectly well on a machine that ran Windows 7. XP ran on a Win 2000 machine just fine. Any of those machines will run Linux. That does not mean that you get the latest capabilities from the software though.

Many people with old computers do experience what i describe here.
That's for sure.

A >10 core CPU and >40Go ram computer is very usefull for big C++ devs, but not eveybody has such a beast.

> The fear of malware is entirely real.
Sure. And security should be a priority, as should be code quality and scarce hardware ressources efficiency.

>> Anyway, free software aims to empower the user and give him freedom and choice.
>> The choice of not changing computer is worth being preciously cared for.

> However that choice is also to freely run some old version of the software.
 > That does not mean we have to support old OSes and old libraries forever.
 > We will also immediately require later versions of our libraries if older ones are considered insecure. Simple.

High level software relie on a big bunch of lower level software, in a complex system with lots of libraries, tools and 
codes. All of the libraries and each of the coders are responsible for the global minimal hardware requirement to run 
the latest software.


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