From: Shane Dempsey (sdempsey at domain tssg.wit.ie)
Date: Wed 08 Sep 1999 - 10:07:11 IST
Ah c'mon. I daresay that even Microsoft pays more attention to ensuring that
if a library doesn;t work wtih something, a newer
lib which does will be available and won't break everything in the OS by
installing it. This might break something else but
the only time that I really curse dll's are when I'm doing windows
development using Vis Studio...
I am sure that there are quite a few people on the list who strongly
disagree with this view and reckon that there is enough unity between the
different distros. I can't agree with that as major differences in key
libraries which stop apps from running at all, never mind running with
slightly odd behaviour is intolerable.
On the subject of kde / gnome interoperability , more is needed.
The libs are too consumptive on resources if loaded together.
Maybe what is needed is a common CORBA based widget lib which is accepted by
the major distros and which allows the standard interface to be be passed
GUI events through whatever the GUI developers deem is an acceptable GUI
No I don't think that we should put the GDI into the kernel. Even Mc$oft
wish they didn't do that. But everything that could be customisable should
have a standard interface first with the minimum of libs used to contain
standard and extended components .
If an app looks for an unavailable lib then the machine's default should
suffice. A tall order but not impossible.
Sorry to rant but so many linux users can't distinguish between its
wonderful features and its more glaring problems. A better help system would
be nice aswell. Again this could be standardised.
It may be nuts but I believe that the only way that the rest of the software
industry will survive the Microsoft onslaught is to put as much money and
developers behind developing a standard framework
for linux gui's, device support, package management ( rpm is OK , just
improve the UI ) , office software etc that is as interoperable with
Microsoft as makes sense while retaining the stability that microsoft
has never provided.
----- Original Message -----
From: John P . Looney <valen at domain tuatha.org>
To: Irish LUG list <ilug at domain linux.ie>
Sent: 08 September 1999 09:24
Subject: Re: [ILUG] .so hell
> As for the C++ library incompatibility thing; anyone that uses C++, and
> expects binary compatibility deserves what they get.
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