Re: Glib resource framework
- From: Paul Davis <paul linuxaudiosystems com>
- To: weigelt metux de, gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Glib resource framework
- Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 08:36:53 -0500
On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 2:43 AM, Enrico Weigelt <weigelt metux de> wrote:
> Okay, we're talking about ways to deploy an arbitrary binary
> package (built somewhere else, fully out of the scope of the
> users's distro) to an arbitratry location.
> But: WHY ?
> What is the problem that should be solved by that ?
because this is the 21st century in which (1) applications consist of
more than a binary executable (2) users like
easy-to-install-and-remove programs (3) ISV's like ways to provide
users with easy-to-install-and-remove-programs (4) ISV's need to know
that the versions of the library they are linked against is the
correct one (5) applications written using C++ have a whole additional
set of problems, which i will not detail here (6) some ISVs do not
want their software to be primarily distributed by dozens of
The splintering of linux into dozens of different distros, all with
their own particular foibles, means that its much easier to approach
things from a "bundle" perspective.
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