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Re: [SLE] Re: GNOME vs KDE Redoux
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 12:34:14 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0605061230480.22289@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Saturday 2006-05-06 at 11:10 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:

> True, but to start with it's like that very first jump into a swimming
> pool. You need to learn to swim and during that learning period you
> are going to swallow a fair bit of water which is very unpleasant. It's easy
> for the strong swimmers (Linux users) to forget their first
> tentative steps into making a package from source. It's easy enough
> to follow a set of instructions, yes, but it's when those darn
> dependencies keep cropping up with error warnings. This still happens
> too often.

If you knew how to swim in windows (ie, compile, use makefiles, etc), then
it is not so dificult. You have to change your swiming style, that's all.

It is much different when you have to create a new package. But compiling
something that has being prepared to be compiled is not that difficult.

But of course, compiling something for kde or gnome IS more complex.

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Cheers,
Carlos Robinson

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