From: John P . Looney (valen at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Thu 09 Sep 1999 - 13:54:02 IST
On Thu, Sep 09, 1999 at 12:45:38PM +0100, Justin Mason mentioned:
> Eh, I can't back it up now, it was a while ago and I've forgotten the
> details ;) But I did run into a few coredumps here and there -- could have
> been with gvim, grip, or some other GNOME app I downloaded and have now
> forgotten about.
> My point would be that these cores would be avoidable if the apps had just
> shipped with gtk statically linked,
You don't think they were bugs for other reasons ? <grin>
Early releases of GNOME were really buggy, because people stopped sending
in bug reports. Apparently, the GNOME people reckoned that it was because
their project had a higher clueless newbie/hacker ratio in the target
audience than most, so that was bound to happen.
If a program coredumped because you upgraded your library, either the
application was buggy, and relied on some bug that was removed, or there is
still a bug in the new library...I'm running for a few weeks now on a
system where the GTK libs have been upgraded to 1.2.4, and the GNOME libs
are pretty much what came out in the RedHat updates...
-- Microsoft. The best reason in the world to drink beer.
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