Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 16:12 UTC
Window Managers In the final years of my high school career, more concerned with going out and drinking three times a week than with actually doing anything meaningful at my supposedly posh gymnasium, I rediscovered my love for computing - a love lost during the onset of aforementioned going out and drinking. Realising I would hit university soon, I saved up 2000 guilders, ordered the parts for a brand-new computer, and thanks to this then state-of-the-art computer, old flames were rekindled. Since this pun is burning a hole in my pocket - it was an enlightening experience.
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RE: Linux Mint
by Soulbender on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 23:17 UTC in reply to "Linux Mint"
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And it's one of those times where the central repository model really shows its weakness. There's no packages for my distribution yet, so I would need to compile E17 from source myself

Nothing is stopping the E-17 team from builidng packages for Mint.

If this would be Mac or Windows or BeOS or AmigaOS or any other not-linux type OS, there would be a neatly prepared installer for me

Only if the E-17 team made one and if they can't be bothered to build debian packages why would they have bothered with installers?

It means that the app developers can't reach their users directly,

Yes they can, they only need to create a deb or rpm and make it available. It's not much more difficult than creating a Windows installer really.

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