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Re: Flattened GNUstep structure?


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Flattened GNUstep structure?
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 23:13:22 +0100 (CET)

David Relson <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'd vote for the flattened structure.  I well remember my introduction to 
> the multilevel structure and I didn't like it.  After I learned my way 
> around it, and modified GNUmakefile.postamble to add a "cp $target ." (or 
> whatever), I don't mind it as much.  Also Nextstep/Openstep use a flat 
> structure.

That's because NeXTSTEP and  OPENSTEP could store several architecture
binaries in  the Mach-O exectuables.  However, this did not  work with
OPENSTEP/MS-Windows-NT, where they had  to add a MS-Windows executable
along with the Mach-O in the application package. Quite messy.

I vote for  the multilevel structure, by default,  in the distribution
packages. Up to the installer  application to propose an option to the
user  to  install  only  for  one architecture  (and  then  optionnaly
flatten), or to install for a selection of architectures.


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