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Re: Flattened GNUstep structure?

From: Gregory Casamento
Subject: Re: Flattened GNUstep structure?
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:31:19 -0800 (PST)

--- David Relson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Adam,
> 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.

Yes and no.  OPENSTEP/NeXTSTEP used a flat structure since they had fat
binaries.  Basically the fat binaries acted in much the same way as the
multilevel directory structure does in GNUstep.

> David
> At 02:03 PM 1/9/01, Adam Fedor wrote:
> >Before I start making a lot of RPMs and other distributions, I want to
> >ask for advice on the default layout of the GNUstep directory structure.
> >Richard recently implemented a flattened structure (without the
> >cpu/os/library-combo directories) due to several complaints about the
> >difficulty of finding files in such a deep directory structure.
> >
> >To-date he hasn't received any feedback about it. The question is, if we
> >are trying to attract new developers/new users, what whould be the most
> >useful directory layout for them (deep or flattened)?
> >
> >Whatever we/I decide will become the default for all GNUstep packages
> >(although anyone would be free to change it for themselves).
> >
> >--
> >Adam Fedor, Digital Optics            | Fudd's law of opposition: Push
> >address@hidden  http://www.doc.com     | something hard enough, and it
> >address@hidden  http://www.gnustep.org | will fall over.
> >
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