Packaging third-party applications (Was: Meta Toolchain Release (2008 May))

Werner Almesberger werner at
Wed Jun 4 00:35:32 CEST 2008

Rod Whitby wrote:
> And therein starts the decline of Openmoko application availability into  
> the poor practices of the windows world ...

;-) It's really two different usage scenarios: one is the "nice and tidy
distribution", the other is getting something to build and, sometimes,
to disseminate it quickly.

While there are people who indeed have the angelic patience to work in
distribution mode all the time, for most of us, this is just too much
pain and overhead. (Hi Andy ;-)

Also, having a toolchain that makes it easy to cross-build from sources
will help a lot towards people not even wanting to download pre-built

- Werner

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