Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jul 2007 22:42 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linux "Remember the 1980s worries about how the 'forking' of Unix could hurt that operating system's chances for adoption? That was nothing compared to the mess we've got today with Linux, where upwards of 300 distributions vie for the attention of computer users seeking an alternative to Windows."
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RE: Try To Understand Us Developers
by Jokel on Fri 20th Jul 2007 09:23 UTC in reply to "Try To Understand Us Developers"
Jokel
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2006-06-01

You don't have too choose between KDE or GNOME. Most of those library's are shared or duped. If you use a distro like Mandriva you can perfectly use a GNOME app in KDE and vice-versa.. The same is true for non-KDE or non-GNOME apps. So what's the problem?

You also don't have to bother about what package manager to use. Just give a compilable tar.gz file with a complete list of library's and programmmes the app depends on...

If the distro makers think your app is valuble or there is a demand from the users, the distro makers will recompile the app and package it in the appropriate package manager (and give the modified source file back - so the developer can use it).. Again - what's the problem?

So - I really doubt if you ARE a developper. The above arguments sould be known by you, but for some reason you fail to see them - why is that?

Forgive my bad english - it's not my native language.

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