Posted Sep 8, 2004 2:35 UTC (Wed) by iabervon
In reply to: Vanilla kernels
Parent article: Experts say software vendors will soon offer products for different Linux
I think the main reason to not want to support anything but particular distros (and particular versions) is that the versions of everything (and sometimes even the version numbering schemes) is different. This makes it difficult to provide binaries that will behave as expected. Sun's JDK works admirably, but anything that uses C++ will run into the issue that it might want libstdc++.so.5 when I only have libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so and libstdc++.so.3.0.4.
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