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Why don't you use batteries?
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Date: 2009-09-05 (11:12)
From: Rakotomandimby Mihamina <mihamina@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why don't you use batteries?
09/05/2009 03:03 PM, Jon Harrop::
>>> Using a very simple analysis from
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_desktop_operating_systems,
>>> 97.14%[1] of the computers in the world run an OS which does not have a
>>> "Linux"-style package manager (very sad, but true).
>> With OCaml you can distribute native code programs, so the installation
>> problem is relevant only to programmers.
> Don't bank on it. We shipped a product called Presenta a few years ago that
> was written in OCaml and distributed as a native code executable for Linux.
 > [...]
> Linux is basically a complete disaster in this regard because it offers so
> little binary compatibility between distros.

The same with Windows. Some executables are version-sticky.

<my really personnal opinion>
But if you really wanted to distribute for Linux, the least action is 
to provide:
- a specfile for rpm packagin
- a debian/ directory for debian likes
That way, you'll get it right.

For example http://dev.coova.org/svn/coova-chilli/ has.
I think it's a good effort made.

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