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Re: [gnu.misc.discuss,gnu.emacs.gnus] Free software: Packagers vs Developers

> On the long term, I could see developers themselves create packages
> for the hypothetical dominating platform (say LSB) using the
> hypothetical dominating package format.  With the right software and
> the right standards, it would just be another Makefile target.
> Distributors would then collect the already made packages, and we
> would avoid the middlemen in most cases.

I think this sorely underestimates the complexity involved in making a
well-integrated distribution.  Maybe he doesn't, but I'll be surprised
if this is ever the norm.

Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930

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