On 28 September 2012 02:47, Mark A. Hershberger <mah(a)everybody.org> wrote:
The problem, though, is that there is no way to
install, use, or update
extensions apart from doing it by hand. Requiring the installation of
multiple modules by hand isn't going to lead to a thriving, modular
ecosystem. We need a dependency manager.
After the ones about sending email and Common Lisp, we can add:
"Every app also expands until it contains a sketchy rewrite of apt-get."
c.f. Perl, PHP, Ruby, Python, WordPress ...
One thing to possibly think about: compatibility of any new system
with Linux distro packaging mechanisms, like apt-get and yum. The less
distro maintainers have to mess with MediaWiki the better.