Quotes of the week
Posted Sep 7, 2012 9:29 UTC (Fri) by ovitters
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But they never even considered the use-case where you build one binary and use it for years. This was fine approach 15 years when GNOME 1.x was planned but they kept this approach when GNOME 2.x was introduced, too. Sure, it was mostly distribution's fault (they usually refused to ship obsolete versions of libraries because "nothing in our distribution uses this old crap anymore" - let's remove it), but we are talking about the end result here.
I don't really get this bit. the ABI/API was the same for all those years. The distributions caused the breakage. For many years people have been trying to solve the binary bit as well. Meaning 'GNOME OS'. It has been around for way longer than you might assume if you just follow news sites.
It seems you attribute 'no solution' as 'they never even considered'.
GNOME also participated on LSB. And IIRC various libraries were added to that.
So in short I disagree with the 'never even considered' as well as judging solely based on result.
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