A discussion must be possible, and sometimes it helps all.
This is simply not true: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=5799#p5904 Moday 5.October 2009 i wrote the first complain about the same Kernel who is still the actual one for intel architecture. We speak both native german but it would sound harsh anywayadmin wrote: I am a bit surprised getting such harsh comments out of nothing.
Comparing this to a printer or a webcam is not accurate. Even if it is an appliance it is a much more complex category. It interacts with Internet much more.admin wrote: Many Linux users feel some kind of an unwritten right to always get updates to the most recent distros/kernels, just because they are used to it.
They will not demand that from their years old print server, web cam etc, but in their view Meteohub has to follow these rules because they can
login via ssh and therefore don't see it as an appliance, which it is meant to be.
The argument is in an other way too easy. There are also Linux Users who build a business on Linux and it helps to make fast prototypes. You for example had no chance to build your product without the support of Linux. Nobody will buy a NAS or HomeEntertainmentCenter when he knows that it has a 5 years outdated basis.
There are many good examples for a good balance of OS/Application maintainment. For example FreeBSD based M0n0wall who helped as base for other Firewalls, NAS and PBX. Never the really newest OS, but from time to time (1-2Years) mostly to support newer Hardware.
Ok exactly my point. There are no SMTP/TLS Problems on actual Linux distros. You were forced to do this because some ignorant providers will force more secure communication and authentication, true ? Normally this would be an apk upgrade and for You some minor tweaks for the WebGUI. And hey, You are lucky that ALIX is still powerful enough to handle one station.admin wrote:I did spent time to fix a smtp problem on the ALIX platform during the last weeks, in order to keep ALIX users happy.
Please do not take it personally, but i know from the RPI story you always think about what your customers do and say.
I hope sometime we meet and i can buy you a big beer or two