Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Nov 2007 21:09 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical is announcing the availability of PPA: a Launchpad-integrated free service which allows anyone to get 1 GB of space to upload whatever software they want. Launchpad will compile it automatically and will set up an apt repository with your package to anyone who wants to use it. Aditionally, PPAs offer bug reporting and translation services.
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by Timmmm on Tue 27th Nov 2007 21:50 UTC
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Seems like a good idea. It's unfortunate that something like this is required. I would have hoped that by now the linux distros & gcc developers would have worked together so that binaries might be work across the various system configurations.

As it stands, windows remains the undisputed king of backwards (and perhaps more importantly, forwards) compatibility. Until this is fixed, developers will continue to only offer source code for linux.

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