[LAD] Releasing source code is not enough, I think...

Zlobin Nikita cook60020tmp at mail.ru
Tue Jan 21 10:29:12 UTC 2014

В письме от 21 января 2014 05:55:04 пользователь Filipe Coelho написал:
> 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,
> plus some distributions make it specially hard (debian, ubuntu, fedora,
> opensuse) by having the libs installed but not the headers.
> Releasing software on windows or mac, even open-source, *always* comes
> in a binary,
> and most users come from there.
> Now, I have a "toolchain" repository for ubuntu 10.04 with gcc4.8,
> python3+qt4 and a bunch of other useful stuff.
> I use this to get generic linux binaries that (from what I know) work
> everywhere.
> 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?

Some steps could make it much easier to build in certain distros.
Including of deb and rpm specs into source package with mentioning in some 
readme section (building or installation), how to build for these distros, 
should make huge help for user.

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