Re: spatial stuff detail
- From: John Siracusa <siracusa mindspring com>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: spatial stuff detail
- Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 17:48:29 -0400
On Sep 21, 2003, at 5:19 PM, Hongli Lai wrote:
John Siracusa wrote:
I see it, but I don't agree with it. First, Linux is no more
"pluggable" than any Unix-ish OS, including OS X (i.e. both have
loadable kernel modules, file system plugins, shared libraries,
That's not the kind "pluggable" he's talking about. He's talking about
how developers treat their software.
On non-open source systems like MacOS X and Win32, software are
usually large and monolithics do-it-alls with (almost) no dependancies
or bundle all dependancies with them. That's because those operating
systems don't encourage code sharing as much.
Er, how do you figure? Both OSes use shared libraries extensively. I
don't see one as "more shared" than the other. The fact that most of
the GUI-related shared libraries in OS X are provided by Apple doesn't
make OS X any more "monolithic" than Linux in anything but the
political sense of the word.
(and this is ignoring the Darwin side of things...)
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