[linux-audio-user] Re: distorting Linuxsampler

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Fri Apr 21 10:25:02 EDT 2006


On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 08:44 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 10:56 +0200, Asbjørn Sæbø wrote:
> > The main drawback is that distributions often are somewhat delayed, one 
> > does not get the very freshest software.  On the other hand, the most 
> > recent version of something often requires recent versions of other 
> > software, and there you go again, hunting packages from all over, 
> > having to compile yourself, spending time and getting problems.
> 
> have you ever installed firefox? it doesn't work that way. the binary is
> statically linked. its not quite as easy as (yum|apt-get) install
> firefox, but its nothing like the process you are referring to.
> 

On my system firefox is dynamically linked and many other packages
depend on it (like Epiphany, the Gnome browser).  In fact there is a
huge debate on the Ubuntu list now because the Firefox devs are dropping
ALL support for 1.0.x (even security fixes) less than 6 months after 1.5
was released.  Integrating 1.5 into a frozen distro will be a nightmare.

Lee



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