Just NOW fragmenting? Sure...
Posted Mar 2, 2006 0:23 UTC (Thu) by bk
In reply to: Just NOW fragmenting? Sure...
Parent article: Linux fragmenting at last?
You are missing the point entirely. The goal of developers should not be getting their software into the hands of users but rather into the hands of the distributors. Make your application as easy to package (use autoconf and not some homebrew build system if possible) as possible and let the packagers do their job. Whether it is written in C/C++ or Perl or Ada is irrelevant.
And please, explain why downloading a binary installer that smoothly integrates a software into your system is "technically inferior" to "configure; make; make install".
If you re-read my original post you'll see that that is precisely the opposite of what I wrote.
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