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-vim-35817dHave you ever heard of appimage, or other projects like it?
Idk I've hardly used software on Linux which didn't work.
And most packages are available through the package manager anyways.
@linuxxx 😂 I am using Gentoo (where I compile packages) only had that problem with maybe 2 packages (and I have 1285 installed).
Windows is another story, using installer (made by guys who created the software) you'll often end with errors like below. But the funniest thing is that all libraries are already installed in the system.
phorkyas5496d@linuxxx Generally, I was also really pleased in how most recent desktops work out of the box. Not like Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7) where the WiFi would just not work (speaking of that my colleague and I now experience some instabilities on Ubuntu 18.04 again.) - Printer can also still be a pain. With some Sharp at work even after importing the ppd-file some filter component would go haywire. Did not fully get around to extract the coredump out of CUPS -
But this also not so much about the user perspective, but how hellish life of maintainer has to be. If for example you have customer still lingering on their RHEL 5 box which should long be dead but has extended support till 2020 (wanna know how *old* this is: their gcc is still 4.1.x - openssl some 0.98 - on the upside that's why they were not even affected by Heartbleed)
phorkyas5496d@andros705 Gladly I don't have to do much on Windows, but enough that I experienced this dll-dependency-hell-problem two or three times.
Also if you read the good ol' SimCity story (https://joelonsoftware.com/2004/06/...) you might imagine that MS will tightly control ABI-compatibility of their tool chain.
If you are always on a very new and shiny distro, you'll probably not even see that kind of problems on Linux ever, but just try running one of the newer binaries on an old CentOS and shit will break loose (this one here: https://github.com/phusion/...)
soulsuke7075dMmmh... Just wondering, but couldn't this be solves by including some static libraries in your package? Of course it's always better to use native ones, but...
phorkyas5494d@soulsuke For our own libraries we already switched from static to all dynamically and back (due to licencing you might not link statically with all 3rd party libs), tried to bundle the libstdc++ from the compiler we compiled with, but we still get f**.
Just today I almost spent entirely on trying different versions of Qt, because Qt 5.11.0 had some nice renderer bugs crashing our application.
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