[LAU] [LAD] Kim did the switch to Linux
seablaede at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 21:44:46 EDT 2009
On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 7:21 PM, James Cameron <quozl at us.netrek.org> wrote:
> The installation discs for Mac OS X already contain software licensed
> under the GNU GPL (e.g. bash), so the additional obligations under the
> GPL would not have been the reason to exclude a compiler.
> It seems much more likely that it was the size. Several hundred
> megabytes that aren't required by most users should always be omitted
> from the installation discs, so that more room is made for what most
> users require.
> The same is done with Ubuntu and Debian installation images. Most of
> the tools needed to build Ubuntu are not included in the installation
> image, and require downloading "apt-get build-dep $packagename".
You misunderstood what he was saying. The GCC compiler IS included on the
installation disks as part of the XCode program. You can also download this
program off of the internet(The download is over a gig by the way last I
looked). The complaint is that Apple only bundles gcc with the XCode
program and a lot of useless stuff that aren't necessarily used by people
like us. But they are used by most Mac developers, and Apple I am sure
wants to encourage their use and 'their' way of doing things.
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