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Re: Distributing gnustep-based software

From: Gregory John Casamento
Subject: Re: Distributing gnustep-based software
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 10:57:33 -0800 (PST)

--- Richard Frith-Macdonald <> wrote:

> On 4 Feb 2005, at 18:37, Gregory John Casamento wrote:
> > All but #1.  I'm confused, however, first you want avoid installing 
> > GNUstep
> > altogther (by linking with it statically), and then you want to install
> > GNUstep, even if the user currently has GNUstep, but you don't want to
> > interfere with thier installation of it.
> >
> > Wouldn't it be easier to simply tell the user that your program 
> > requires
> > GNUstep and point them to the appropriate directions for installing it 
> > on their
> > system?
> This is quite reasonable when selling a package to a dumb corporate.
> They just want to be able to run a simple package installation (perhaps 
> just
> un-tarring an image) and then type a simple command to run the 
> application.
> You can do that quite easily by giving them a simple shell script which 
> sets
> up the environment to use the correct installation of GNUstep ... then 
> you don't
> care if they have an older installation lying around on the machine, 
> and you
> don't care if someone else has installed another version of GNUstep 
> anywhere.

Of course this is possible, my question centered more around the "Why" than the


Gregory John Casamento 
-- CEO/President Open Logic Corp. (A MD Corp.)
## Maintainer of Gorm (IB Equiv.) for GNUstep.

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