jayv at synth.net
Thu Jul 17 11:55:55 CEST 2008
> i repeat... why ONE? why does everyone think we HAVE to support just
> ONE? why?
Because developers want to have a stable distro to target against, and
that means knowing whats in the distro already so that packages can be
delivered reliably that do not have massive dependencies.
> does your desktop linux distro ONLY run gtk apps? you can't use kde
> or qt apps?
This isn't clearly understood, I think. One thing we really have to
understand, clearly (us 3rd-party developers), is that we can build
packages that will install - and run - for each of these distros.
Say I have an app that I want to sell to 100 OpenMoko users. Can I
just make an .ipk that will install on all of those machines, if some
of them are running FSO, some ASU, some 2007.2? This has the
potential - whether perceived or real or not - to be a support
nightmare for 3rd-party developers, unless they understand that its
possible to target all 3 distro's and support them easily enough.
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