packages requiring me to reboot...

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Wed Dec 16 17:34:13 UTC 2009

On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, nodata wrote:

> Am 2009-12-16 18:21, schrieb Seth Vidal:
>> On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, nodata wrote:
>>>> we're talking about the experienced user who is comfortable knowing what
>>>> does and does not need a reboot.
>>>> All I'm saying is - we've not taken away any option, the experienced
>>>> user can do what they want.
>>>> -sv
>>> True, but the default should be sensible.
>> And the default is sensible for the inexperienced user:
>> Don't try to explain to the user how to restart the apps individually,
>> tell them to bounce the box and it will be the right version when it
>> comes back.
>> -sv
> On the other hand I think requiring more reboots than Windows is a bad 
> thing...

Then I can think of a couple of solutions to this problem:

1. Have fewer update pushes per release - this is something I'm actively 
advocating and I think is possible

2. Match up more updates to a specific running app so we can see if the 
reboot is really necessary at all. - something else I've wrriten some code 
in support of.

How would you like to help in these goals?


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