On Tuesday 21 January 2003 04:28 am, Chris Cannam wrote:
> No, I don't know that I agree that it's one of the least obnoxious
> either. It's probably easier than MusE and Ardour if you happen to
> have all the right KDE stuff installed, but that can be quite a
> sticking-point too.
O Arduous, how I hate to compile thee. I just gave it another go. Remin=
to quit doing that.
Anyway, I guess the KDE libs are a problem for people with poor taste, bu=
they want to run some second-rate thing like wmx, tough shit for them I s=
> clue about (for example) RedHat.
Or Debian, it seems, from all the RPM this and RPM that I see flying arou=
I don't remember having to do anything special to get RG to compile on De=
either, on a fresh, clean, super-minimalist download-what-you-need box. =
did have to do anything, it must have been pretty trivial. Installing a =
package or something.
Granted, I'm only here because I'm using unofficial third-party KDE 3=20
packages. Debian will get KDE 3.0 officially when KDE 4.2 comes out, or=20
maybe KDE 5.0. By 2006 or 2007 certainly, when they're ready to do a fea=
freeze and begin the process of making Sarge stable.
> different ways. The situation seems worse than it was seven years
Dunno about that. I hopped on the Linux train only a bit more than a yea=
ago. In that time, I would say things have pretty much remained about th=
same in the area of compiling bleeding edge stuff like RG. It either wor=
right away, or you spend 100 hours fucking around until you either get it=
work or give up screaming. I've found that the more frustrating it is to=
compile, the less likely it is that the damn thing will actually work any=
so I have to be pretty desperate to spend more than half an hour on anyth=
What pisses me off more than anything is stuff that ./configures without=20
incident, and then won't build because it discovers missing libs at link=20
time. QT is a bitch for that. What's the fucking point of autoconf if s=
like that still happens?
Michael McIntyre USDA zone 6b in SW VA, USA
Silvan <dmmcintyr@...> Linux Druid
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