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Re: Debian and SimplyGNUstep


From: Martin Herbert Dietze
Subject: Re: Debian and SimplyGNUstep
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 12:21:13 +0200
User-agent: tin/1.4.1-19991201 ("Polish") (UNIX) (Linux/2.4.22 (i686))

Chad Hardin <address@hidden> wrote:

> The filesystem layout is designed to be very logical and easy for the 
> average user to understand.  That is a really great feature of GNUstep 
> (from the users perspective), which would be a shame to remove.

I don't think this argument still holds in times of packet
managers. Yes, on my OS/2 box I still have to keep the file
system tidy by installing applications in their own
subdirectories etc., but I don't find this more logical and 
easy, it just blows up the list of environment variables.

On my Linux box however, there is now harm in putting things
into `/usr/bin', `/usr/lib' etc., since the packet manager
makes sure that no files get overwritten, that everything can
be cleanly removed if not needed anymore, even that inter-
packet dependencies are considered. 

I second the OP's point. It should be possible to integrate
GNUstep more smoothly into an ordinary Unix directory tree. 

Cheers,

Martin

-- 
Die Freiheit ist uns ein schoenes Weib. 
Sie hat einen Ober- und Unterleib.
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  Dipl.Ing. Martin "Herbert" Dietze -=-=- Fachhochschule Wedel -=-=- 


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