Re: why is gtk install so difficult?
- From: Andreas Kostyrka <andreas mtg co at>
- To: Tara Milana <learfox twu net>
- Cc: gtk-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: why is gtk install so difficult?
- Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 09:11:45 +0200
On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 11:54:24PM -0700, Tara Milana wrote:
> Dear, we're talking about compiling, packages often require
> things users do not have (usually users with older systems).
> Why should someone have to upgrade everything just to install
> one thing?
Well, it's that or bloating gtk into working in many variations
(older libraries might miss features gtk needs, they may have bugs that
make it unpracticable to use them, they might need obscure workarounds,
and so on.)
So it does make sense to require certain minimal versions of
dependencies, even if it makes it a pain in the ass to compile :(
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