Linked by Thomas Leonard on Tue 16th Jan 2007 00:32 UTC
General Development In the Free and Open Source communities we are proud of our 'bazaar' model, where anyone can join in by setting up a project and publishing their programs. Users are free to pick and choose whatever software they want... provided they're happy to compile from source, resolve dependencies manually and give up automatic security and feature updates. In this essay, I introduce 'decentralised' installation systems, such as Autopackage and Zero Install, which aim to provide these missing features.
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static linking
by prymitive on Tue 16th Jan 2007 09:48 UTC
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static linking of libs or apps will only make users complain about kde apps not using kde styles becouse they are linked to a different qt version, and that is only one example.

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