[LAD] Releasing source code is not enough, I think...
ich at nilsgey.de
Tue Jan 21 07:50:39 UTC 2014
On Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:55:04 +0000
Filipe Coelho <falktx at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there everyone, specially developers.
> I think we should stop assuming releasing source code is enough.
> [GNU/] Linux is getting more user friendly, and most users are not able
> to compile software,
I agree. But where, from your standpoint, is the package manager? I found one the strong points of Linux is that you have your central installation place.
What I would like to see is a change of culture, more tailored to the users who like experimenting and trying new things out:
In Windows I like that it is customary to offer all-in-one binaries, even if you only release a super-early techdemo in a forum.
For me that means: Especially for some super-early tech demos in forums. Instead of an undocumented github page where I have to read the code first to figure out the dependencies.
More binaries for small and obscure software, for the time between release and adopting into package manager (even if that is years).
In the end I like my pacman and I always find it nice to see that the Arch package is there in binary form and not only an AUR script.
> I can make a developer-oriented tutorial on how to use that, so that
> developers can provide linux binaries to its users.
> Would that be something useful to Linux Audio?
Yes, please do that.
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