Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jun 2009 12:24 UTC, submitted by ralsina
OSNews, Generic OSes There are a lot of people who believe that program and application management is currently as good as it gets. Because the three major platforms - Windows, Linux, Mac OS X - all have quite differing methods of application management, advocates of these platforms are generally unwilling to admit that their methods might be flawed, leading to this weird situation where over the past, say, 20 years, we've barely seen any progress in this area. And here we are, with yet another article submitted to our backend about how, supposedly, Linux' repository method sucks or rules.
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RE[4]: 0install
by giddie on Fri 26th Jun 2009 10:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 0install"
giddie
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If you're a programmer, I'm sure you'll be aware that not all libraries are designed to be linked statically. For instance, many features of the Qt toolkit are unavailable when linked statically.

What's more, if a library is statically linked, and a new version of the library is released, it means that the whole application must be relinked (and probably recompiled) in order to update it. If the library were linked dynamically, it would be possible to simply replace the library file in the package before distributing it, which is far easier.

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