Can't compile

steve sfreilly at
Tue Feb 26 04:33:37 UTC 2008

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Michael wrote:
| Conor Schaefer wrote:
|> I think a lot of people fail to realize the remarkable amount of
|> resources poured into the average binary install file... for instance,
|> ever use subversion to compile something from source? You would be
|> astounded at the amount of space you need to allot, just to create a
|> several megabyte large install file.
|> Programming is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
| I agree, but, that install file should be what the customer gets.  Why
| do I need to have several compilers and create my own install file every
| time i want a different program or just an update to one i already
| have.

compiling is done on a per machine basis, and is tailored for your cpu,
memory, video, etc for optimum speed.  with windows you get what they
give you, you like it or not, you have no choice.  linux is choice, open
source.  windows is not.

Windows does some things right and thats one of them.

this is what is exactly WRONG with windows.  dumbed down to run on every
machine at the same speed.

I have  been around PCs since DOS 2.0, but I am not a programmer, why
should I
| need to be to work with Linux?

you dont need to be.  if you want pre compiled packages your free to use
what is available from the repositories. if the program isnt available
from the repositories then you need to download the source and issue 3
simple commands, configure, make, make install.  whats so difficult with

| IMHO and YMMV and all that.  :-)
| Mike

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