Re: Glib resource framework

On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Matthias Clasen
<matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Paul Davis <paul linuxaudiosystems com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 8:07 AM, Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com> wrote:
>>  [ ... ]
>> alex - is there a reason for trying to do this at the "elf level"
>> rather than just using environment variables?
> If an app is in a single file, it can be copied and removed easily. If
> it is splattered all across the file system, you have to reinvent that
> 'standard kernel feature' in userspace by using icky packaging
> systems.

nobody talked about it being splattered across filesystems. the
heirarchy cited earlier in this thread is self-contained.

apple gave up the whole "package resources into binary blobs that are
sort of like files but not really" thing about 10 years ago, after 10
years of experience with it. i'd like to think we could learn from
their experience.

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