Which Distro?

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at openmoko.org
Thu Jul 17 14:08:25 CEST 2008

On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:55:55 +0200 Jay Vaughan <jayv at synth.net> babbled:

> > 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.

i was talking toolkits (as there seems to have been an aligning of distro ==

> > 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.

yes you can. it's called dependencies. if you need something that isnt on the
system by default - it is sucked in as a dependency. :) see my other mail. they
are all based on the same OS (openembedded).

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at openmoko.org>

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