On Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 05:48:54AM -0600, Callum Lerwick wrote:
Shipping a dynamically compiled app in a single tarball capable of
running on multiple distributions is quite possible. It works for Linden
Lab, and Google Earth is shipped in a similar manner.
It is a very different case, here there are people whose job is to package
the application. My use case is not that one.
Your only argument seems to be that these skillful programmers, that
presumably have advanced math degrees if they're programming scientific
number crunching apps, and can figure out how to statically compile
their app, are too retarded to write a trivial one line wrapper script,
run ldd on their app, and tar up their app with the libs it needs.
Of course they can, but it is less simple, why do something complicated
when something simple is available?