Re: Windows and DLLs

On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 07:08:00PM -0700, David Jeske wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 09:51:04PM -0400, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> > >  Y'all might be interested in knowing about Microsoft's solution to their DLL
> > >  Hell problem; it's called Windows Installer.
> > [yadda yadda]
> > 
> > Can we *PLEASE* end this discussion?  It is completely off-topic for
> > this list.
> I completely disagree, Gnome is challenged with making a desktop for
> Linux. At least some of this is in the interest of widening Linux's
> acceptance by making it more accessable to average users. I believe
> that problems average users have with mainstream systems is of the
> utmost importance.
> In addition, Gnome is also intended to widen the Linux applications
> base by providing a standard desktop environment for developers to
> write for. If this application based does widen sufficiently, we are
> going to start to run into the same kinds of problems that other
> mainstream systems with lots of applications (namely Windows) run
> into. Discussing these issues before Gnome has finalized how
> everything works, while it's early enough to do something about it
> where possible, is crucial.

In my opinion things like libraries installation and such are more the work for the distrib maintainer, and not from the part of the application developper.



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