ISVs providing Linux downloads
Posted Sep 11, 2012 17:11 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: ISVs providing Linux downloads
Parent article: Meeks: Linux on the (consumer) Desktop
Is what Mozilla has done really hard? Or wrong?
It's hard and wrong. I've already argued about this. It's hard because you don't have an SDK (LSB is a joke as I've explained) and it's "wrong" because distributors hate such self-contained packages with passion (they have strict requirements which make no sense for ISVs because they make life of ISV difficult, but distributions continue to push these rules because they make life ofdistribution-maintainers easier).
This is encouraging: finally after ten years people are starting to discuss real problems and stop repeating "all the software you'll ever need must be packages in the repo" mantra, we'll see how long it'll take to actually address these problems.
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