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Applications and bundled libraries

Applications and bundled libraries

Posted Mar 18, 2010 12:54 UTC (Thu) by clugstj (subscriber, #4020)
In reply to: Applications and bundled libraries by __alex
Parent article: Applications and bundled libraries

Because, bundling is all about developer (individual and corporate) expedience, nothing more, nothing less.

All other options like
1) Getting fixes upstream
2) Changing the name of forked libraries
3) Linking staticly
all require more work on the part of the developer, so they skip out on doing it and just bundle mystery versions with their product and push the headache down to the distributors/users.


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Applications and bundled libraries

Posted Mar 19, 2010 15:28 UTC (Fri) by mgedmin (subscriber, #34497) [Link]

Linking statically would not be an improvement over bundling.


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