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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RE: Patch...
by wirespot on Wed 28th Nov 2007 23:28 UTC in reply to "Patch..."
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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.

Strangely enough, often they do. My Debian responds to 'rpm -qa' and lists winetools and cedega. It's not uncommon for me to install debs meant for Ubuntu.

The main difference is the package format. There are of course considerations to be given to distro integration, which is why I won't insist on installing "foreign" packages too often. But down at binary level a package will work on many distributions if they match fairly current releases of the libraries it was linked against.

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