|Subject:||Re: Extremely poor quality of GNUStep applications|
|Date:||Tue, 26 Apr 2011 21:00:26 +0200|
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On 04/26/11 05:47, Lucas Holt wrote:
Well, I think that it should be an option more than RPM or DEBs. If one wants to use the packages provided by their *nix distribution (or even windows NSIS packages) then fine. Nothing against that.
However those package system have a lot of constraints. They do not offer the OpenStep Installer.app experience (even the Mac one is not so good - think about uninstalling). Furthermore GAP's installer meant to handle multiple architectures in one package.
Also, the Installer could be used on lesser environments without a full-fledged distribution behind it, like for example an environment on a netbook or mini-pc.
GNUstep packages are sometimes packaged to comply with certain requirements of the distributions (the most known example being Debian).
That said, it is indeed a redundant application and currently it can be done without, that is the reason why GAP did not put more resources on it yet (and returns to the planning stage from time to time). Only a skeleton exists.
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